C B Images

Photography by Chris Bates

Fading Summer Aspens
Fading Summer Aspens: ISO 400, 36mm, f/8., 1/50

I took a some of my hiking and camera gear to the Bow Valley, west of Calgary, last week. Autumn is setting in a little early here this year.

As I was finishing my short hike of the Heart Mountain Trail the sun was setting and lighting up this stand of Aspens. I love shooting during the "Golden Hour" and have to get more often during this time.

I was going for an abstract image showing off the green turning to yellow. The way the sun is hitting the grasses in the lower left also gives the illusion of green grass turning to yellow.