Probably my biggest fault as a photographer is an inability to recognize small-scale photo opportunities. I think I just don’t pay enough attention sometimes. Thankfully that wasn’t entirely the case recently when viewing the golden aspen in #Colorado’s high country recently.
Most of the time I was indeed focused (pun intended) on the show at the top of the trees above me but for whatever reason, at one point a very bright, beautiful scene below captured my attention. A few bright yellow leaves had fallen at the junction of some tree roots that were above the surface and when laying on the ground on their level, I was able to truly appreciate the leaves’ fine detail.
Throw in the greens and browns of the forest floor surrounding the leaves and these are my favorite pics of the day.