Maroon Bells and Aspens - We rose before the sun today to photograph the Maroon Bells (along with about 50 other photographers!) and while we took the classic shot with the reflection in Maroon Lake, I actually liked this one the best. It's a very different composition with the top edge of the aspens following the jagged ridge of the peaks. The colors today were close to peak with a colorful patchwork from green to yellow. There are many diagonals in this image, which is pleasing to the eye - not only the peaks and tree tops, but there is a main diagonal line between the mountains and aspens, which nearly bisects the image. This primary diagonal provide a balance to the shot. This picture defines "Colorful Colorado"!