Contest Winner: Andrei Trocan
Photo Title: Curiosity
Photo Description: For the first time I have visited Colorado during fall season and I was mesmerized by the colors present. I have been to many places in the fall both far North and South, but I have never experienced such sensory overload as I did in Colorado. No wonder so many people go visit during the short fall season.
One of the most impressive areas that I visited is the Crested Butte area that I caught at peak colors. Being the first time that I came here I woke up at 5 am to make sure I have plenty of time for composition scouting, but I was very frustrated by the “no trespassing” signs all around, on both sides of the road. As the sky started to show some colors I was scrambling to find a composition, at that point any composition, until I found this vantage point that I ended up being very happy with.
I was observed intently by the cows below, especially the mothers as they were making sure the calves are all safe. After a while they all went about their business. The closest to me is a calf that was following the mother (out of frame), watching me as if making sure it is safe before proceeding. It was a very enjoyable morning that was followed some forest scouting, just as direct sunlight was illuminating the aspen leaves.
Editor’s Feedback: Andrei’s image really caught our eye. It has amazing colors and perfect fall light. The composition is well thought out and the fall color really complements the majestic mountain.
Prize: Andrei won $25 for his winning image!
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