With the trip to Iceland, I missed out on many of the fall colors in the mountains. Yesterday, I headed to the North Fork of the South Platte River, near Foxton. Here I found lots of fall colors, but no aspen. The picked a location along the riverside where I could explore the scenery. In the morning, I was viewing some of Charles Cramer’s images. This gave me some inspiration in capture the following image of the water flowing past the yellow fall colors on the far bank of the river.
I guess all the rain and flowing rivers in Iceland must have inspired me to make the following image. I chose a long exposure, 1/5 second in this case, to capture the flowing movement of the river.
Further downstream, I found some grasses on the far bank. I was careful to include the boulder, surrounded by flowing water, in this composition.
It is always worthwhile to turn around while making photographs — in this case I was rewarded with this image. It was late in the afternoon and I found the falling sun backlighting the leaves in the tree as well as creating some catch lights in the water flowing down the river.
I continue downstream along the North Fork and then headed up the South Fork of the river. In this image, I found the reds and yellows of the fall colors, mixed with the greens from the grasses, reflecting in the river.
The river was busy during the afternoon, probably because of people taking advantage of the recent warmer weather before the cold temperatures return. Passing vehicles kicked up dust that was lit by the lowering sun in one of the last images that I made for the day.