Now that fall is here, Instagram or Facebook feeds are full of fall color photographs. Think how nice it would be to have some of those images at home. The air is colder, days are shorter and curling up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate sure seems nice. You put out orange colored accents around the house as Halloween gets closer and notice how warm it feels. Then you look at more fall color images on IG or Facebook and think about buying some Limited Edition Fine Art fall color prints from one of these amazing galleries.
Over the past couple years, going on a fall color road trip has been a great way to see new areas of the country. The Pacific Northwest has some decent fall color but nothing like Colorado or New England. Colorado is full of Aspen trees that turn an amazing color of yellow with tall mountains everywhere. New England color is full of red and orange with smaller rolling hills. Both are places that should be on your bucket list to visit.
DOUBLE RL RANCH SUNRISE
The RL stands for Ralph Lauren. He owns a large ranch near Ridgway, Colorado. This 15,000 acre ranch has some of the best views in the area.The sunrise glow on Mount Sneffels in the San Juan mountains is perfect for sunrise. While capturing this panorama image, a herd of elk was just out of frame to the left with the bulls bugling. This image can be found in the Fine Art Panorama Gallery. The next morning Mount Sneffels was covered in snow but the sunrise glow didn't appear.
MILLION DOLLAR HIGHWAY FALL COLOR
The Million Dollar Highway (State Route 550) in Colorado is an amazing road to visit. The fall color does not disappoint. This highway stretches from Ouray to Silverton, Colorado going over Red Mountain Pass at 11,018 feet. Why is it named The Million Dollar Highway? Some say it's because it cost a million dollars a mile to pave, others because it was so steep with no guard rails when it was built in eh early 1900s that they wouldn't drive it unless they were paid a million dollars. However it got the name, it's an amazing drive during the fall. The clouds were low, the rain was steady, and it was a cold day but it's worth the drive since the KOA has a hot tub open all day.
FALL COLOR LIGHT RAY
Living the Pacific Northwest in Seattle, we don't get much fall color. It's called the Evergreen State for a reason. However, a short 2 hour drive to the Tumwater Canyon and fall color is in full display. The Tumwater Canyon goes from Stevens Pass to Leavenworth and follows the Wenatchee River. During fall, this short drive is one of the best in Washington State. The small town of Leavenworth has been created to look like a small Bavarian village with quaint shops and restaurants. The Limited Edition Landscape gallery has this image and many others with fall colors to choose from for you personal gallery.
JAPANESE MAPLE LANDSCAPE
Local to Seattle is the Kubota Japanese Garden. This garden is full of Japanese Maple trees with twisted trunks and branches. This green leaf Japanese maple turns vibrant orange in the fall. Japanese Maples range from 2 feet to 30 feet and over 1000 varieties to choose from. Most maples can live more than 100 years. The trick to photographing these trees is to climb underneath the branches and put your camera low to the ground. This tree is only about 7 feet tall but with the low angle, it appears much taller.
Another view from the Tumwater Canyon. This small tributary next to the Wenatchee River makes a great reflection pool for the colors. Every year, the colors are different in the canyon. The year prior, the colors were not as vibrant which is why I go back to the same locations. Tumwater Canyon, Lake Wenatchee, and Leavenworth fall color are some of the best in Washington State that don't require a long hike into the high country to see. The Tumwater fall colors are on the side of highway 2 driving from Stevens Pass to Leavenworth.
The point of this post is to make you purchase fall color, fine art prints. Is it working? Did you buy a limited edition fine art print? There are many to choose from in these galleries. Most people I know have art on their walls that are sunsets, mountains, lakes, or flowers but not fall color. Fall color is my favorite season except that it only lasts a couple of weeks, so it’s not really a season. I get out as much as possible over those few weeks to get the shots and hope the weather cooperates. Just think about having a limited edition fine art print on your wall that makes you feel happy, powerful, energized, and ready to take on the world. If you have questions about my Limited Edition Fine Art fall color images, please use my Contact Page and I will be happy to answer questions.