What I mean by the 'same old' shots was the type of thing that I see fairly often coming out the area closest to me and where I usually go every year, the Eastern Sierra. I should have been more specific.
Not quite so much as shots from Colorado, but there are two things that really stand out as, IMO, overshot:
A. the grand, sweeping panoramic shots that include the same geological features every season. The rare, interesting shot of, say, aspens on the Conway Summit is a wonderful thing to find.
B. The same angles shots from the most heavily trafficked areas, like almost anything from North Lake, Surveyor's Meadow, Bishop Creek from between, say, Weir Pond and Parchers (LOTS of cascades therebetween)
Two weeks ago, North Lake was already done, but the canyon of the south fork of Bishop Creek around the Willow Campground area was very nicely colored out in places, so it made it more challenging to both avoid the droves of other people there and to work with what one could find.
I'm sort of jealous of those in CO since they can go waaaaaay off road to places with a lot of color, but the Eastern Sierra only has so many places that don't require hiking to get it, and many of those are a scant 1-2 miles from a parking lot (i.e., Parker Lake, the west side of Convict Lake, etc...)