Fall in the Vail Valley

Well, fall here in Vail, Colorado is just about over. They call it “gold rush” because of the intense gold color of the aspen leaves. And this year was truly epic. Often we will get a rather intense rain or snowstorm just as many of the leaves are peaking. This will rip a lot of the leaves off the trees. By the time the rest of the aspens are peaking the landscape has gaps in it. So remember early picture taking is always best. However, this year we did not have any major storms in local places like Vail, Minturn, Cordillera, and Beaver Creek. So all the leaves on the early changing trees stuck around until the rest of the aspens changed. Almost every tree was gold together completely in sync. It had some locals talking about fall like they spoke of last winter!

Anyway, I tried my best to make some time to shoot a few personal photos between my wedding photography and editorial clients. Some of my clients like Cordillera Golf Club give me the opportunity of capture advantages and lifestyle behind fall. The autumn season is still really short between 8,500 and 11,000 feet so as a photog you want to be everywhere. Oh well, here’s a few shot from what I came up with.

Cordillera fall images…

Followed by a chasing the light during a 15 minute fly fishing shoot. That cloud came out of nowhere!!!!

Cordillera Fly fishing in near Vail, colorado

Cordillera Fly fishing in near Vail, Colorado


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