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Posted by E.J. Peiker on Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:03 am

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A huge storm came through and stripped the Aspens of northern Arizona just as they were starting to approach peak at elevations of 8000-9000 but a few hearty leaves remained...

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by Peter Ireland on Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:42 am
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Survival of the fittest/strongest applies to trees as well. Lovely colour against the backdrop of grey.
 

by Des on Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:51 am
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I think the vibrant colours of the leaves work beautifully against the almost black and white surrounding, but I do find the trees at the top too busy and detracts from an otherwise fairytale scene.
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by Mary Brun on Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:00 am
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Really a remarkable shot,
I really like the contrast of the yellow leaves on the white of the trunks
and how the verticality of the same seems to create a gradient towards the top.
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by Peter McCabe on Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:23 am
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Love the colour palette in this image, lovely contrasts.
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by E.J. Peiker on Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:32 am
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Des wrote:
I think the vibrant colours of the leaves work beautifully against the almost black and white surrounding, but I do find the trees at the top too busy and detracts from an otherwise fairytale scene.


Thanks for the comment, I did prepare this alternate crop that you might prefer :)
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by david fletcher on Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:43 pm
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Striking contrast between those that have leaves and those that do not. Like the fallen trees too as they show what happened. Nice one!
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:11 pm
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The autumn gold is beautiful against the stark silver and white colouring - a sharp reminder of the approaching season and the power of nature!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:19 pm
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
Des wrote:
I think the vibrant colours of the leaves work beautifully against the almost black and white surrounding, but I do find the trees at the top too busy and detracts from an otherwise fairytale scene.


Thanks for the comment, I did prepare this alternate crop that you might prefer :)
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Wow, winter already! Hard choice-both are striking.  I think I prefer the original...maybe just a smidgen off the top without cropping the colorful aspens?
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by John Labrenz on Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:22 pm
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Stark contrasts here...both in color and in nature.
Really nice
Glad we don't have any of the white stuff here yet
Torn between the two...but I think my vote goes to the cropped version.
 

by Des on Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:56 pm
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
Des wrote:
I think the vibrant colours of the leaves work beautifully against the almost black and white surrounding, but I do find the trees at the top too busy and detracts from an otherwise fairytale scene.


Thanks for the comment, I did prepare this alternate crop that you might prefer :)
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A good revision, E.J.. I like the abstract quality that this brings, but I'm unsure if the colourful leaves end too abruptly due to the crop.
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by Eia on Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:22 pm
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Beautiful. We had an early, strong storm come thru.
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