Rocky Mountain Aspen Gold! I don’t know about all of you, but in just looking at this image I feel the warmth of the day’s afternoon sun beating down and through this brilliant specimen. I’ve been way too busy these last couple weeks; now nearly halfway through my 2012 fall foliage tours & photography workshops. Enjoy this image, though an image of just one, but of millions and millions of more to come from the largest living organism on earth… an aspen grove located here in colorful Colorado! Of note, the wonderful bokeh found throughout this scene creates the illusion of the leaf’s steam and terminal bud being suspended in midair, seemingly unattached to the tree’s larger framework of branches.