Ever since I saw the landscape photographs of Mount Assiniboine in Alberta, Canada several years ago, I knew I just had to get there. It’s a remote place, where you access a small lodge by helicopter. We arrived at mid-day in the rain, with more rain in the forecast for our 48 hour stay. To our surprise and joy, it cleared that night and we hiked up the trail to the point called The Niblet before dawn. It may have provided me with the best photo I have ever taken.
After Assiniboine, it was on to Ouray, Colorado to photograph the fall colors in that region. Shortly after arriving, it began to rain and snow. Although this was going to speed the decline of the color in the trees, I knew it would deliver snow to the mountain peaks. In addition, the snow was going to provide a special look to the golden aspen trees.
In one of those magic moments, I returned for a second attempt to photograph sunset at North Twilight Peak. The mountain was totally covered by a snowstorm and, just minutes before sunset color, the storm cleared resulting in the photograph titled Double Twilight. I kept thinking how lucky I had been during the one hour drive back to Ouray. Lucky ain’t all bad.
Next up are fall colors in Oregon. Stay tuned.