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The colors of fall in Santa Fe

The leaves are starting to change in the mountains above Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The-Colors-of-Fall-in-Santa-Fe

This was photographed with my Sony a7 and Sony FE 35mm lens. It was photographed in RAW and processed with a beta version of onOne’s upcoming Perfect Photo Suite 9 which is set to be released to the public in late October.

I never processed my RAW’s in Perfect Photo Suite before because the speed was way too slow for my liking, but Suite 9 has sped things up tremendously!!

Here is how the photo looked with no adjustments made – straight out of the camera:

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Aspen Glory in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains

A few weeks ago it was peak fall foliage in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico and I spent a few mornings photographing in the area.

Aspen Glory fall foliage

“Aspen Glory” – Santa Fe
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I photographed this scene on a chilly but crystal clear morning. In this particular aspen grove all of the leaves were a bright golden yellow which certainly stood out from the deep blue sky. I was looking for a shot a little different from the traditional “lay-on-the-ground-and-look-up” shot. So I stood at the edge of the grove instead of inside it and I centered my composition on the tallest tree.

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Fall Serenity – fall foliage along a stream in Santa Fe

This is only my second full summer here in Santa Fe, New Mexico and I have recently found a new photo playground – up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

I first scouted the area the other week, then brought our photography workshop students up there for a sunrise shoot. A few days following the photo workshop I returned to spend more time photographing.

Fall foliage and aspen trees in the Santa Fe National Forest

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Santa Fe 5-day Photo Workshop 2013 Wrap-up

What a fantastic class Christine and I had for our third annual Santa Fe 5-day Photo Workshop Boot-Camp!

A huge thanks goes out to our students for choosing us as their teachers!! We had one returning and 5 new students this year. If you have taken one of our photo workshops before, you already know that we prefer to keep our class sizes small so we can provide more one-on-one instruction and this year was no exception. 

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