Mount Mears, near Ridgway, Colorado, framed by scrub oak and aspen (populus tremuloides). The Uncompahgre National Forest is one of my favorites in the state, due to its varied vegetation and stunning mountains. Visible in the full-size version are several small avalanches which had occurred earlier.
The spectacular Sneffels Wilderness, with Mt. Sneffels towering over fall aspen and spruce. This is one of my favorite mountain compositions, with three visual layers: the gentle sweep of grass in the foreground, the triple-layered contrasting trees, then the rugged mountain backdrop. The cumulus clouds add further depth. I encountered some of the most visually stunning quaking aspen (populus tremuloides) I had ever seen.