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Autumn At Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, Autumn, San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Watermark doesn't appear in final print, only in display to discourage theft

Autumn At Crystal Lake • Crystal lake is a pretty little gem of the San Juan Mountain Range south of Ouray, Colorado.  It lies high on Red Mountain Pass and is a tough place to catch in good reflection. Autumn brings incredible changes to the alpine terrain in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. Fall foliage glistens with golden leaves of the cottonwood and aspens, as well of the reds of the oaks. The proliferation of summer wildflowers has succumbed to the first freezes of fall subsequently turning the understory of berry bushes and sub-alpine tundra orange and ruby red.  All this beauty is crowned by the stunning granite peaks of the largest mountain range in Colorado.

For many a moon I had been wanting to photograph. The San Juan Mountains during autumn color, but unfortunately autumn color of the incredible landscape of Telluride, Ouray, Silverton and Durango is concurrent with my autumn in the Grand Tetons where fall color is the busiest season for my photo tour business at home.  I have been perpetually trapped in the beauty of home.

Oddly enough though in 2015 my early September bookings at home were good enough, as well as surprising dearth of bookings at the end of the month. Rationalizing this was a sign from God, I didn’t book anymore after the 22nd, and so in my faith of rationalization and pseudo divine intervention, I would finally see a Colorado autumn.  I'm glad I finally made it.

Product information

Traditional Fine Art Prints • I have all fine art prints printed at Bay Photo, an internationally known custom color lab.  After printing, Bay Photo ships the print to me for inspection and signing, I then ship them along to you. This takes awhile, be patient.

I spec them on “Moab’s  Lasal Exhibition Luster” photo paper. This paper weighs in at a healthy 300gsm, ideal for gallery and exhibition prints, the new fourth-generation coating ensures the highest possible d-max and color holdout. With product names like Entrada, Colorado, and Lasal its easy to see the source of inspiration for Legion Paper's Moab brand. Created in Moab, UT surrounded by the endless red rock wonders of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, the Colorado River, and the LaSal Mountains, the Moab line of archival, digital imaging papers continues to rely on that inspiration to design premium solutions for digital photographers and artists.

Your paper print product will come pre-mounted on 3/16" Gator Foamboard, a very rigid, durable, and lightweight backing that will not warp, the premium backing for fine art prints. Having messed up prints myself putting them on mountaing board you will appreciate the extra effort and expanese.




MetalPrints - Stunning Prints on Aluminum in Sizes up to 4x8' MetalPrints™ represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Your images will take on an almost magical luminescence. You've never seen a more brilliant and impressive print! Colors are vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking. Detail and resolution are unsurpassed.

Of course - this is custom  artwork and if there is another style or medium like Canvas,  Acrylic or even on wood, I will accommodate; however, prices may have to be adjusted for Acrylic.