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Country Dirt Roads Of Autumn by kkart Country Dirt Roads Of Autumn by kkart
There are times when I look back on the shots which I have taken and wish I could just jump back in to them, and this is one of those shots. Shot outside the small, almost a ghost town (literally) of Como, Colorado, this is the beginning of Boreas Pass. The very second I saw this view, I was yelling at John ( ~Glitch-Chaos ) to stop the dang car because I had to get out and shoot this. It was incredible standing here, out in the country, no sounds, nothing....in the warmth of the morning light, seeing this road and how it just lead my eyes, right to paradise, the colors of Fall against the mountainside, and that famous baby blue Colorado sky.

Autumn, you are barely gone in the "High Country", but how I miss you so much already....

Shot as a panoramic, using my Sony a550, Sony 18-200mm lens, Fotodiox CPL & GND.

I hope you all like it
John

ps---lol Get this! Turn on fire.fm and guess what comes on? John Denver's "Country Roads" lol Go figure.


See more on my website jdebordphoto.com all work copyrighted 2010 John De Bord. Feel free to link to this shot on Facebook, Twitter, etc. I welcome the extra exposure!
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Chainsaw8712 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student General Artist
Dude nice shot.
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FlyAway28 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
this is beautiful, I can't stop looking at it! :)
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Escara40 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   General Artist
You have been featured [link]

Hope you like it and agree :blowkiss:
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ChronoPL Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Anonyminty Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
seeing this while listening to the song I'm a road hammer couldn't have been a better mix.
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ArtlessHmmmm Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
i love the lines. Personally i find this overprocessed however, i know if you have done this you'll have done it for a reason. Definately emotive, a bit like a high adrenaline dream with all that extra colour
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Sliding-Panda Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
What a beautiful setting. So peaceful and picturesque. You make me miss autumn so very much :love:
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ironicpink Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
heh heh. good ol colorado. too bad our fall only lasts for about a week it seems... :(
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strangelight Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Lovely. I have a real sense of place here, and the editing seems very naturalistic - which certainly helps that.
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donescu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
wow, incredible colors
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dolphingirl0113 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Featured Here: [link]

Be sure to 'fave' the article and get it more exposure if you can!
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firestar4ever90 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student General Artist
i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Cassavus Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Stunning shot!
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FlorinALF Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful work :icondirtyboyalf:
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JonGoldie Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Hah, funny!, I saw this and started humming 'counrty roads', then I read your bio for this shot, I had to laugh out loud! :D, nice place John, cheers :)
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eirinn Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning colours, as always :)
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kkart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you
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sandor09 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
WOW!!!
Great place.
Amazing colors.
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iffer1017 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
i was just there this summer, meeting up with my brother who was doing the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route! It's even more beautiful in your picture with the fall colors.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
fall up here is just incredible
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tiggerkiddo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
I too have had those moments when I wanted to hop out the car and snap a shot, except not having a good enough camera. This is a wonderful shot though, it has a wonderful mix of fall colors and I love that little splash of red. It almost looks like a painting and then you do a double take and realize it's a real photograph.
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kkart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
why thank you
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fotoworx1 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Great shot!!!
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010   Photographer
Beautiful:)
You should take a pic form this shot every season:)

Well captured!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks!
Winter could be a challenge to do that
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BlackMorass Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
This makes me miss living up in the mountains.
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Muskeg Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010   Photographer
Stunning work, John!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you Mike
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edelweiss26 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
I love these warm colors!! :hug:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
hey thanks!
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edelweiss26 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
You are welcome! :)
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eirenealetheia Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
I always love the colour and clarity in your work. Makes me feel like travelling! :D Very nice.
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ArtByKassie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hey John,
Would you mind if I tried to paint this?
Kas :)
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GradyArt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice shot. I haven't been on the road for a while, and need to get out more. This photograph has given me that urge.
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Vipallica Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
This picture really makes me want to go there...:) What a beautiful landscape! I guess the States are just worth a visit in fall! Too bad my plan to go there last year didn't work out!
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Matzi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice, wish I was in Colorado at the time and not stuck in Chicago.
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demarchand Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot. Wish I was there....
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010   General Artist
love the road leading the eyes towards the autumnal colours, great stuff :)
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great color and nice lead in with the road.
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starshine1957 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
just beautiful
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Tanitha Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nice photo, lovely colors of autumn!
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Peug Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Beautiful view John:clap:
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Blindsight67 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Wonderful, just makes me want to go there.
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ConstantTraveler Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Truly outstanding! I want to go there!.... and probably will.
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mandamick17 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
great capture ! seems very highly contrasted though - i don't see much red like that in CO!
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kkart Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
This shot is about as out of camera as I can get. We saw more red here than I think we ever had before in seasons past. Here's a shot from closer up along that hillside from farther down the road [link] Actually had to desaturate the red in that one a tad, it was bright as heck
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mandamick17 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow, freaking amazing shots.. I've come here to Colorado from MA, only been here since June - so who am I to say anyway.. I just miss the red maple leaves from back home. I love your photography. I was looking through your site earlier and really enjoy all of your photos.. I'm looking forward to seeing the sunflowers in person at some point next year !
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kkart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
ya we don't have many Maples here but then again you don't have Aspens back in MA either :)
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mandamick17 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
true true !! :)
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Wow!
That is absolutely stunning!
What a beautiful country we live in.
You really knocked me out with this shot.
It's such a beautiful piece of work! :clap:
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Take Me Home....."
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