Maroon Bells, near Aspen, Colorado
I was going through some of my archived photos recently, looking at those that include fall colors. And I fondly reminisced when I looked at some older ones taken back in 2008. This time period was not long after my retirement and it was near the beginning of my digital photography journey.
Gosh, I’m come a long way in knowledge since then. I also smile at the thought of how much more I can learn in another five years, the good Lord willing.
I remember the glorious weather that day, and the excitement of seeing the Maroon Bells again, almost 35 years after seeing them initially during my college years. And I was visiting this beautiful mountain vista with Mr. Jim and some dear friends. My bad left knee was very swollen at the time and giving me lots of pain on the trip. So I couldn’t walk around very much. I pushed aside the pain long enough so that I could try to capture some of the magic.
My digital camera at the time was very modest, and I only owned one lens. The captured jpeg images are less than 3 MB each, quite laughable with today’s digital camera capabilities. But a fresh edit of those precious pixels mentally transports me right back to the scene, surrounded by the golden glow of quaking aspen leaves in the Colorado mountains.