Colorado’s Explosion of Colours (Part I)

Visiting Colorado in the fall is like hitching a ride on a fast-spinning carousel and looking through a kaleidoscope at the same time. Mother Nature serves up a magnificent show to visitors and photographers from all over the world in late September (if she’s on time).

However, there are some traps. As most of you know, Kasia and I prefer less travelled places and, believe me, Colorado at this time of the year has more photographers than locals. We overheard some people saying that in some places there were 30-40 photographers hitched to their tripods and standing in a row. We did our best to avoid such locations – wherever we go we try to cover less popular locations, add something new and personal to the subject.

To be honest with you, we are not sure whether we succeeded this time. Some of the images below remind us of something we have seen before. Some may even be considered ‘clichéd.’ And yes, we have our favourites. One thing is for sure, it is a spectacular place for colour lovers. But let’s finish this babbling nonsense of ours and go straight to the imagery.

Kasia and I worked with the X-T1 paired with the XF 14mm F2.8 or XF 50-140mm F2.8 lenses (we will discuss this zoom lens in our upcoming posts) and our beloved Fuji X100S. The images are a mix of JPEGs straight from the camera and processed in LR6 (mostly Velvia film simulation, some minor contrast/highlights/white balance adjustments).

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