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These trees were shot as we hiked on Trapper’s Run in Vail, Colorado. We went hiking in the afternoon and enjoyed shooting these photographs of the Aspen Tree Forest. We were disappointed that we missed the fall foliage. But seeing the bare trees allowed us to focus more on the straightness of the tree trunks and the density of the forest.
This photograph was taken in the late afternoon. The light for outdoor photography is usually better in the early morning or late afternoon. The color temperature of sunlight is warmer giving more orange tones. The sunlight has more dimension since the sun is lower on the horizon creating longer shadows.
My goal was to shoot photographs in the late afternoon. We were also fortunate that the clouds cleared so I could photograph with the pretty blue sky.
We loved the white tree bark with the contrasting blue sky and dark ground. Everyone should experience the quiet and stillness of the Aspen Forest.