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Aug 27, 2012 15:58 |  #1

Went camping/hiking last weekend in the backcountry. What an awesome weekend!!

Ruby Reflection:

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Green Lake:
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note: 8-shot panorama of Green Lake is the Next image

Sunrise on the Maroon Bells:
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Aspen Sunburst:
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Aug 27, 2012 16:01 |  #2

Awesome series
# 3 is my favorite.


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Aug 27, 2012 16:24 as a reply to  @ Charles Roy's post |  #3

Great series, but #3 stands out for me as well.


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Aug 27, 2012 17:13 |  #4

irishman wrote in post #14914161 (external link)
Great series, but #3 stands out for me as well.

Thanks guys! Wanted to get a series of pix @ Maroon Bells before fall colors for a compare / contrast article I'm going to write later this fall or winter. :)


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Aug 27, 2012 20:36 |  #5

I agree with the other folks....#3 is impressive. I could only dream of a backcountry trip with a place like that all to myself! Hopefully those folks in the upper right were part of your crew.


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Aug 27, 2012 20:57 |  #6

MichSt wrote in post #14915263 (external link)
I agree with the other folks....#3 is impressive. I could only dream of a backcountry trip with a place like that all to myself! Hopefully those folks in the upper right were part of your crew.

:) Thank you kindly!

Actually, they were not, but were the very few other folks that were at Maroon Lake on Sunday morning. They did ask me if they were impeding in my shot and I said they could remain where they were, as it added a bit of depth & character to the image (imo). :)

Once fall colors time comes around, you either get to Maroon Lake 60 minutes before morning twilight or you are likely to not get a spot along the shoreline!

The first part of the trip was research for fall colors and I'm glad I did as I found that the Lake Irwin area is not really suited for fall colors; Four to five miles west on Kebler Pass is awesome, so I'll spend some time in that area most likely...


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Aug 27, 2012 21:35 |  #7

Strong work there, especially number 3


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Aug 27, 2012 21:54 |  #8

'Sunrise on the Bells' does it for me. Nice work!




  
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Aug 28, 2012 06:41 |  #9

KoalaCowboy wrote in post #14915328 (external link)
:) Thank you kindly!

Actually, they were not, but were the very few other folks that were at Maroon Lake on Sunday morning. They did ask me if they were impeding in my shot and I said they could remain where they were, as it added a bit of depth & character to the image (imo). :)

Once fall colors time comes around, you either get to Maroon Lake 60 minutes before morning twilight or you are likely to not get a spot along the shoreline!

The first part of the trip was research for fall colors and I'm glad I did as I found that the Lake Irwin area is not really suited for fall colors; Four to five miles west on Kebler Pass is awesome, so I'll spend some time in that area most likely...

Thanks for the info and nice recon! Do post some more pics if you end up going back out for the fall colors.


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Aug 28, 2012 11:04 as a reply to  @ MichSt's post |  #10

My understanding is the Maroon Bells shot is the most photographed scene in all of the Rocky Mountains. Last September when I was there there were no less than 20 tripods set up where this was taken. Nice to see a little different take on it.

Really like the aspen shot too.


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Aug 28, 2012 12:14 |  #11

kbColorado wrote in post #14917607 (external link)
My understanding is the Maroon Bells shot is the most photographed scene in all of the Rocky Mountains. Last September when I was there there were no less than 20 tripods set up where this was taken. Nice to see a little different take on it.

Really like the aspen shot too.

Thanks kbColorado! The Maroon Bells are the most photographed location in CO. Last year, I didn't have time to do a 'before' shot, so this year I wanted to be sure I had one now and will be back for fall colors (3 days in the area). :D


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Aug 28, 2012 14:51 as a reply to  @ KoalaCowboy's post |  #12

Last year was the first time I'd been to the fall bells scene since camping there in the late 70's. Wowzers, bring your elbow pads to carve out a spot at lakeside ;) ... but honestly there is a reason people travel from all over the world to take these pics.

Mixed forecasts on what the fall colors will be like this year ... we shall see.

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Aug 28, 2012 14:57 |  #13

Great shots. I really like #1 and #3.


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Aug 28, 2012 16:22 |  #14

paul3221 wrote in post #14918536 (external link)
Great shots. I really like #1 and #3.

Thanks Paul!

So much fun, so little time! :)


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Aug 28, 2012 19:16 |  #15

Nice reflections!


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