Enchanted Forest

Near Ridgway, CO


I call this shot Enchanted Forest – as the spot seemed surreal in the way the Aspen trees invite you into their grove. The morning I took this image - the weather started out perfect, but quickly turned as a fall storm moved in. For just a few moments a thick fog bank rolled in which gave the place a dreamlike appearance. I quickly set up my camera next to my Jeep and was able to take a couple of images before the sky opened up.

This location is found in a large Aspen forest in southwest Colorado on a dirt road connecting Ridgway and the Owl Creek Pass. The spot is just a half mile from of Kate’s Meadow (which was the final shootout scene between Robert Duvall and John Wayne in the original True Grit movie). If you like photographing Aspen trees this road offers tons and tons of opportunities.


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