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My bones are still de-thawing from when I took this. It was a frigid 9 degree morning when I set up my camera gear to capture this scene. The night before brought the season’s first snow storm which happened to coincided with the week of peak autumn colors of Colorado. I knew the next morning would showcase an epic clash of seasons; winter elements and autumn foliage bursting with color. This scene has it all: Colorado blue bird skies, snow-capped mountains, red sage brush and  bright yellow foliage – oh my!

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