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Aug 05, 2010 19:49 |  #1

My son and I are headed to Aspen for a photography and fly fishing get away in a couple of weeks, any recommendations on photography subjects in the area?


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Aug 05, 2010 20:19 |  #2

Maroon Bells in snowmass wilderness area is a clasic photo spot.


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Aug 06, 2010 07:07 |  #3

Lots to see around Aspen, with a little driving. Maroon Bells at/shortly after sunrise is a must. Independence Pass has some opportunities, as well as Twin Lakes and Leadville. I've driven up Aspen Mountain in the summer, great views. The ghost town near Aspen (Ashcroft?) is very interesting and scenic. You may want to drive to Redstone and Marble, where you could visit Crystal Mill and Crystal City. (That requires a 4WD but you can hire one in Marble.) My gallery has samples of all these.


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Aug 06, 2010 13:47 |  #4

Maroon Bells is now a mandatoty bus ride up there. They don't let you drive your own car up because of the huge ammount of folks wanting to shoot it. You can hike up if you want more time to shoot. Otherwise the bus ride is it.


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Aug 06, 2010 13:58 |  #5

ChasWG wrote in post #10673901 (external link)
Maroon Bells is now a mandatoty bus ride up there. They don't let you drive your own car up because of the huge ammount of folks wanting to shoot it. You can hike up if you want more time to shoot. Otherwise the bus ride is it.

I thought you could drive up if you left early enough (before the bus starts running). I was able to do that, but it was five years ago.


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Aug 06, 2010 18:34 |  #6

Stan, very nice gallery, so I assume that the Bells will lie to the west at sunrise? Also, just checked and according to the Forrest service website the bus up starts at 9 am before that you can drive in which will be my choice, we have a 4 x 5 view camera I plan to use some on this trip and would hat to lug that and my digital on the bus!

I am checking everything out so keep those ideas coming...


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Aug 06, 2010 20:36 |  #7

Dan, I've always gone early and drove up. A 4x5 should do an awesome job there for you. Too bad about the timing. Wildflowers are past their peak and it's too early for fall color. Bummer, you'll have to go again.


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Aug 17, 2010 20:53 |  #8

Dan - Looking forward to seeing some photos once you get back... I took my family to Aspen about a week ago, but our trip was for the world-famous Aspen Music Festival so I only had time for some quick family snap shots.



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