I love going to Colorado in the Fall. This time, we ran head on into a nice, big storm. This system created alternating periods of rain and calm, and provided us with an opportunity to capture fall colors under some great weather conditions. The aspens in this shot glowed gold from the soft light coming from behind me as the dark heavy rain clouds gathered in the distance.
I filled the frame with complementary colors: blue and yellow. In order to do this, I tried to avoid distracting objects in my frame. Because the horizon was uneven, I could not effectively use a GND filter, so I bracketed the shots and combined them using manual blending (iHDR workflow) in Photoshop.