NatureScapes.Net 2009 Images of the Year

Landscapes Gallery - Honorable Mention

Previous Frosted Aspens
Image © Alex Mody
Frosted Aspens by Alex Mody

This photo was taken at Manti-La Sal National Forest in Utah. I was snowshoeing on a forest road that had been closed for the winter due to snowfall, and came across this beautiful stand of Aspen situated directly in front of darker conifers. This composition was practically screaming at me when I first laid eyes upon the scene, so I obliged.

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8 lens zoomed to 140mm
Aperture: f/22
Shutter Speed: 1/3 sec
ISO: 100
Flash: Not used
Tripod: Gitzo 3541XLS
Additional equipment: Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ballhead, Singh Ray LB polarizer

About the Photographer
I'm a 19 year old college student/nature photographer living in the greater Washington, D.C. area, and I spend just about all of my free time and energy pursuing nature photography-related endeavors. I like to travel and spend as much time in the field as possible, and am quite skilled at amassing large quantities of photographs that need to be processed. To see more of Alex's work visit his website at


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