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The Aspen Stand by kkart The Aspen Stand by kkart
The Aspen Stand

This shot got some really good feedback over on FredMiranda.com so I thought that I would go ahead and share it with you all here as well.

Photographed in Rocky Mountain National Park, this is the type of Fall Aspen shot I have wanted, but for some reason, whenever I have shot these kinds of shots in the past, they just never really have come out. Well, I think it did this time. It is almost to much of an iconic Colorado in Autumn photo, but I think one thing makes this one stand out from others. The lines. If you notice the black areas of the bark on the Aspen, that is actually where the Elk have eaten away at the bark. However, I like how it creates the line from left to right, going up higher as it goes to the right. I didn't even notice this until I was processing the shot, and I suppose you can blame that on negative space.

I suppose you can say that I am happy with the shot, I finally got the Autumn image I have always wanted. For those of you who don't know how beautiful the Colorado Aspen's are in Autumn, just ask Judy, she will be glad to tell ya!

Let me know what ya think! Print up shortly!
---John

I can't answer all comments, but I try my best! I appreciate all the fav's and feedback a LOT, thank you everyone very much!
See more on my website jdebordphoto.com
All artwork is © John De Bord, All Rights Reserved. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, redistribute, or modify this image without my express consent
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PurlyZig Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am putting together a presentation for a master's degree thesis project, and would love to use this image. Do you have a high resolution file that you'd be willing to send to me? I'd of course give you credit!
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pisces-hilda Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
realy nice picture, like a fairyland ^し^
but i can't tell the difference between aspen and birch by their trunks orz
i always mix these two up XD
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hydrasonic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
very nice
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werle3 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Nothing like wind through a stand of aspens. Great shot.
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redrose1975 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Gorgeous stand of aspens, one of my favorite trees, I love it! Dee
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
well thank you!
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:iconkombinat:
kombinat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful vision.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
:) Thank you very much
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kombinat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:handshake:
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AnilTamerYilmazz Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
fantastic :clap: ...
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paradust Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
birches in autumn are one of my fav themes. and this piece is absolutely awesome. instafav! im not entirely sure about the frame, but thats irrelevant. the photo is mindblowing.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
well thanks! Not Birches though, Aspen :)
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:iconparadust:
paradust Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
hmm, look pretty similar to my ignorant eye... dont matter. its a great photo and thats what matters :)
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zasu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
the black blemishes on the trunks are exactly what caught my eye and made me think this is a unique aspen shot - the lines and rows of colors are so striking!
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HickChick614 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Gorgeous! My favorite trees :D
I love sitting in a stand of aspens in the fall... best place in the world. Everything just seems to melt away
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dana-martinez Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
LOVE it. What a fantastic find!!! :wow:
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
You have many great shots, John. And this, in my view, is one of the very best. Bravo! :clap:
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sandpiperw Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great shot and I think for everyone who lives in Colorado this is a shot they all want to get including me. You captured it perfectly :+fav: :heart:
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Muskeg Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008   Photographer
Gosh... What a beautiful image!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
well ty sir!
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kennedmh Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
well, I don't know about your previous efforts but you got it this time. Well done.
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strangelight Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
It's nice to see an autumn photograph that's a bit different to your usual, John (which isn't to say I don't like the others - I just like variety!) The line in the bark is an interesting feature, and I think it really helps the balance of the image in that, if the bark was still all white, the grass at the bottom would get lost.
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kkart Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D you said it!
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Evil-e33 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this wonderful deviation in my journal [link]
If you would like for me to remove it, please let me know :heart:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
remove it? What do ya think I am? An idiot! lolol Hell no! LMAO!!!!!!!
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SLOShooter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Beautiful, I love aspens!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Professional Photographer
thanks and yeah, I agree with ya!
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tlbendele Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
great shot... great yellows and textures!
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ahmARtell15 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
you have been featured here [link] :heart:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
well ty very much!
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signmeupscotty Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the overall brightness of this photo. It has a very positive and uplifting feel to it.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
:) Thanks, and yeah I tend to agree with ya also
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:iconzethara:
Zethara Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008   Digital Artist
Aspen trees are magical... and they remind me of my father. This is a beautiful shot!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
:bow: Thanks!
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tonyarama Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
That's a really beautiful shot....
I love the trunks silver birchs... they are so wonderfully textural.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional Photographer
well thanks!
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kev2137 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
I so wish I could have seen it with my own eyes! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful moment :)
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Davenit Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
My hands down favorite shot of yours John. This is Art Wolfe, George Lepp kinda good. Amazing stuff.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional Photographer
wow dave that is just a helluva compliment...those 2 are idols of mine!
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Davenit Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Mine too. I love them. Jim Brandenburg is also a hero of mine. His nature stuff is so unique. I love good nature shooters. They just rock. So do you bro.
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PrayForRain Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
I love this shot, especially with the bark eaten away. I was planning to ask you if you knew why it was that way and then I read your description - thanks for the explanation!

Have you ever been on Ohio Pass (sort of out from Gunnison) or Kebler Pass (kind of between Paonia and Crested Butte)? I went just before the mountains got their first bit of snow and the colors were absolutely amazing! There was this area called Horse Ranch that overlooked this beautiful valley with just gorgeous colors. Hopefully I won't be lazy and will get some photos up. In the meantime, I'm enjoying your Colorado autumn photos! :)
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kkart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional Photographer
ya that is some gorgeous country down there
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girlorbital Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
this is gorgeous .. I'm a sucker for a good aspen shot, well done!
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vanillainjectedapple Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i think that these rows of colours are gorgeous and it really is the perfect autmn!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much!
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pens-n-feathers Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008   Photographer
Gorgeous shot - lovely composition and colour :heart: :highfive:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
:) Thanks!
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papatheo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
:omg: Oh man you did it.... :nod:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D well thank you!
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papatheo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Professional Photographer
:) My pleasure!!!! :nod:
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