Reports: Autumn 2007 Report

This year was one of the more challenging autumn's. The aspen were less vibrant than normal in many areas of the park, it was quite windy and I was very busy with studies which meant I wasn't able to get out as much as I had hoped. One of my favorite fall ponds had developed some type of algae which made it less than photogenic. Despite all of this, I managed to get a few autumn photos that I am fairly pleased with. I hope you enjoy them.
Hallett Peak, clouds, sunrise, photo

Hallett's Hat

Storm Pass Trail Head, Rocky Mountain National Park

The sky was mostly clear this autumn morning apart from a few clouds which clung tightly to the summit of Hallett's Peak and Otis so I set out to find a good place from which to capture this for sunrise. It was cold and windy outside and I began to get worried that the sun wouldn't find a way through the clouds on the eastern horizon, but then about 10 minutes after sunrise the warm morning light broke through and provided a beautiful scene. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.

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tundra, autumn, bighorn flats, Snowdrift Peak, photo

Autumn on the Bighorn Flats

Bighorn Flats, Rocky Mountain National Park

Most people have an image of bright yellow aspen when they think of autumn in the Rockies, but one of the best shows to be seen is on the alpine tundra where grasses turn red and small bushes display colors that rival the aspen. This shot was taken as a storm developed in the west as Snowdrift Peak looks on to see what will happen to this poor photographer. :-0. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.

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I also managed to capture a number of other images from this autumn which are not your traditional fall photos. You can find some of them on the "New images page".