Colorado Fall Colors 2016

The fall colors of the Rockies are starting to peak! Grab your camera, circular polarizer, and ND filters, and head west for some awesome color shots!

Staffer Kyle Cooper ventured out to Minturn, CO last weekend to shoot the changing leaves of the aspens. Minturn is an old mining town, established in 1904, and is located southwest of Vail, CO. Kyle loved checking out the changing leaves among the old mining buildings in this historic town with his girlfriend Genna; check out some of his shots, taken with a Nikon F4 and Kodak Ektar 100.

Minturn, CO
2016 © Kyle Cooper Photography
2016 © Kyle Cooper Photography
2016 © Kyle Cooper Photography

2016 © Kyle Cooper Photography
2016 © Kyle Cooper Photography
Minturn, CO
2016 © Kyle Cooper Photography

Kyle also snagged this awesome shot of Genna near Lake Dillon–wonderful color happening there, too! The Dillon/Frisco/Silverthorne area off of I70 West is a close location to Denver for a photographic day trip.

2016 © Kyle Cooper Photography
2016 © Kyle Cooper Photography

Focusing a little closer to town, staffer Sherry Harder spent time near Breckenridge, off of Colorado 9 to the south, watching the leaves start to change. Sherry shot some images around Guanalla Pass, just south of Georgetown, on her way back to town. Her advice is to head west this weekend, where you’ll see not only oranges and golds in the aspens, but red leaves too. This should be the peak weekend for fall leaves, so if you want to brave the I70 traffic, get your camera gear ready!

2016 © Sherry Harder
2016 © Sherry Harder
2016 © Sherry Harder
2016 © Sherry Harder

Sherry also went by Kenosha Pass, off of Colorado 285, to check out the changing landscape. This will also be a high traffic area this weekend, but some of the outlying areas will be amazing locations to shoot the aspen.

2016 © Sherry Harder
2016 © Sherry Harder
2016 © Sherry Harder
2016 © Sherry Harder

Do you have a location worthy of shooting fall colors? Leave a comment for fellow photographers!

 

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