David, fall last year stunk in the Aspen groves. Usually you can plan on everything being great just a matter of time till they all go ballistic in color. Last year being the wettest year on record some of the forest were great and some never even turned. I had planned on the forest being amazing but the water and extra moisture kept the forest from really turning.
But as my mentor said turn the negative into a positive. A hard thing to do when you planned for a whole year on where you were going to shoot. But when the time is prime, you have to think bit differently. So I scouted more, planned for the snows and focused down on much much smaller areas. AS I said some places were out of this world, but the snows ruined most of them. Here is the one I posted earlier just before the storm came in. I waited and waited for this and drove back to get it the day of the storm.
The second one we were waiting for it to change more but the giant storm ruined it and they went black. But maybe next year. Still a nice glow, but sure would've been nicer in another few days. Tim