THE STORY OF "SEASONS GREETING"
Life in Colorado is dictated by the possibility of having to live through all seasons within the span of a few hours, no matter the calendar date. Never does that adage ring truer than during the state’s world-renowned falls, when changing aspen trees turn entire mountainsides into a sea of gold, and the first snowflakes in the high country quickly muddy seasonal distinctions. Those days are heaven on earth for a nature photographer. What I love about this image though is the subtlety of color. It’s not as if a few snowflakes had been added to a magnificent alpine fall scene, but actually it’s the other way around here. This image could have easily been taken during the height of winter, minus the specks of fall color.
OPEN EDITION | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO