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Colors of Capitol Peak by iphelps Colors of Capitol Peak by iphelps
Autumn is my favorite time of year. As summer begins to loosen its grip, and daily winterís grasp becomes increasingly fixed, the landscapes across the Northern Hemisphere undergo a magnificent transformation. For the majority of us, the terms autumn and fall conjure images of leaves changing color, however, the way we experience this season varies drastically based on location. In Wisconsin, a mixture of deciduous trees including maple, oak and aspen create a palette of yellow, orange, and red that line lakes and forests. At higher elevations in Washington, golden larches drape the mountainsides along with mountain ash and the low-lying, fiery huckleberry bushes.


This year I was fortunate to take my first trip to Colorado in autumn. I have never experienced scenery quite like this. Here beneath the 14,000-foot summit of Capitol Peak, aspens dominate the landscape. During the fleeting moments of the day, last light strikes Capitol Peak, and the golden aspens cast a warm glow throughout the valley.

Capitol Peak Ė White River National Forest, Colorado
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aprmason Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Ian,

Amazing colours.

Toni.
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
featured: [link] :D
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iphelps Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011   Photographer
Thank you!
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Excellent indeed.
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iphelps Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Photographer
Thanks! It was unbelievable.
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
My pleasure. I would think so.
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this beautyful picture in my FALL - collection![link]

I hope you will enjoy and agree!

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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Your artwork is featured here: [link]
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draqza Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Very eye-catching... I like the visual flow with that line of pines that sweeps back and forth into the distance.
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iphelps Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Photographer
Thanks! I like the pines as well.
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
I missed most of the autumn season due to illness (ironic perhaps), so its good to know someones out there gettin the frames!
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iphelps Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Photographer
I'm sorry to hear that. Thanks!
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful colors, great capture !!!
Cindy
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iphelps Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Photographer
Thank you!
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So very welcome !!
Cindy
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kennedmh Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely colors and clouds! Good job in post with the natural blend, too.
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iphelps Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Photographer
Thank you very much! It was an incredible scene.
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*sigh*... why it's not me who took this amazing photo...? ;) great atmosphere, very inspiring :clap:
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iphelps Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Photographer
haha, thank you very much!
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BradLeeDaleNorth Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great comp, light, and atmosphere! Definitely a winner.
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iphelps Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Photographer
Thanks a lot! I appreciate it!
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
i hate this.
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iphelps Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011   Photographer
me too
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mutrus Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Fantastic shot :wow: I love autumn in the mountains
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iphelps Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Photographer
Me too! Thank you!
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Very pretty shot
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iphelps Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Photographer
Thank you!
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
that...is excellent
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iphelps Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Photographer
haha thanks!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Great colors, I really like how the sky appears storm like with the nice light on the peak.
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iphelps Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Photographer
I really like the dark sky as well. Thanks!!
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