Summer winds down earlier, as it is a short sweet season in the Rockies, and Fall starts earlier.
Fall is wondrous time in nature and evokes many memories full of colours and smells that come only in that season which separates Winter and Summer, and makes the transition so enjoyable. The Trees, though not the Maples, Oaks and Elm hardwoods of other areas – still turn and provide us with the sights and smells of Fall.
Yet, many think of Fall as a time not so resplendent in the Rockies. The Rockies – Fall is just the onset of snowy peaks and maybe a few Larches to see, maybe some Aspens or some Birch but no Maple, no Oak, no Elm. Ontario and New Brunswick are known for the Fall array of colours, yeilded by the many hardwood trees and their leaves displaying those warm Fall colours.(And yes – I’d like to go shoot some images there for sure!) The thought of Thanksgiving , kids playing in leaf piles, and the chill in the air all are more aligned with those areas than the Rockies. But…..
To be sure, we get cool air, the snow starts to adorn the peaks but,yes we get colour-Fall colour- and it is, I would suggest,almost as vibrant , though perhaps muted in the reds and oranges – but it has that Rocky Mountain Blue sky and the snow capped peaks to fill in. Maybe even one advantage -not as many leaves to rake!
Keep this in mind and when you think Fall and sightseeing -remember the Rockies put on show in every season!
All Photographs Are © Ron Hallam
Ron Hallam Photographer Bio I live in Banff, Alberta Canada – a National Park, World Heritage Site and fortunately my home! And what an opportunity this affords one. My creative outlet being Landscape Photography , makes Banff a veritable , never ending source of subject matter. Being in the midst of this place I get to go out and capture the incredible mixture of light and natural environment subject matter this place provides. I readily admit I am spoiled, with Banff National Park as my back yard, I just leave my house and walk, ski or ride into this wilderness in barely minutes! The wonders of this place, from a simple days walk to extended trips, provide a Landscape Photographer a never ending, always intriguing and deeply engaging array of subject matter, light , mood and moments to create , then express and hopefully engage the viewer with that moment captured “from an infinity of other possible sights”. ( John Berger, Art Critic and Poet)
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