Entry Title: "Princes of Autumn"
Name: Jeff Mitchum , United States
Category and Expertise: Landscape|Landscapes|Trees, Professional
Entry Description: Often it can be difficult to find something new for the portfolio, and despite two weeks with prime fall conditions in Colorado, I wasn’t seeing anything I hadn’t already enjoyed and shot for my collection. I headed to the Monument Valley near Durango in the southwest corner of Colorado. Up in the foothills, I saw the most amazing array of maples and aspen blending together.
I love barbed-wire fences and range areas. It might be trespassing, but a trove of wealth needing the camera’s attention usually sits just on the other side of these barriers. So, up the dirt road I trespassed, and into a stand of aspen I went. The backdrop of red maples provided the perfect blend of aspen princes and majestic maples.