I am such a sucker for Aspen stands during Autumn. I love the sound they make with the leaves rustling as the wind lightly blows through them, unique to say the least, they are called “Quaking Aspens”. For this shot I really wanted to try and capture the textures and the overall feeling during Autumn. Much of the black marks that you see are actually caused from the Elk eating the bark of the trees. Captured in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, using my Minolta 5D, Minolta 50mm f1.7 lens and a CPL.

I hope you all like it


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I am a photographer based in the beautiful state of Colorado who focuses on nature, retro and country lifestyle images on my wonderful state! I have been shooting since the middle 1980s and my adventures have taken me all over. I am grateful for where I live and consider myself fortunate.Join me on my photographic journey to show you that beauty still exists in the world.

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  • damien-c
    damien-cover 4 years ago

    Wonderful textures, Johny!:)

  • Thanks bud!

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  • bettywiley
    bettywileyover 4 years ago

    I am a sucker for Aspens too. This is beautiful – I love the color in the background. Nice!

  • Thank you Betty very much

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  • David Robinson
    David Robinsonover 4 years ago

    beautiful contrasts in tones and colours. Super work!!

  • Thanks kindly David

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  • ZenAkita
    ZenAkitaover 4 years ago

    john the colors and textrures are wonderful. Thats a stunning capture! GREAT EYE! (ok i knew you had a great eye lol)

  • hahah thanks!

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  • Kostas Petrakis
    Kostas Petrakisover 4 years ago

    Why haven’t I seen this over da??? :)
    Lovely work John! :)

  • Thanks. A lot of times I will upload work here that can’t be seen on DA, that is because I like to keep things fresh, and I don’t bore those who watch me on both sites

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathover 4 years ago

    awesome capture

  • Thanks Gary

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  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot John, i love the autumn colors in the background.

  • :) Thanks kindly Pam, very much! I am really looking forward to this autumn. I can’t wait!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Silvia Ganora
    Silvia Ganoraover 4 years ago

    Beautifully captured! Great textures too

  • :) Thanks Silvia

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  • Jan Cartwright
    Jan Cartwrightover 4 years ago

    I missed this one somehow, and it’s wonderful, John. Love the aspens, too, any time of year.

  • :) Thanks Jan, there is just something about Aspen, along with the scent of Ponderosa Pines!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Vicki Pelham
    Vicki Pelhamover 4 years ago

    Outstanding….I love Aspens in any season, well done!!!

  • Thanks kindly Vicki

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