Nice pics there. We did Cottonwood pass, so we weren't far from some of those places, and Kebler pass. Plan is later in the month we are going to make a return trip thru to catch the colors. Hopefully the colors will be close to peak the weekend of the 28th. The week before I'm busy with the ADA bike ride, and the wife is doing the Memory walk. Now what is the story with Maroon Bells and getting to the site to get pics?
you might need a shuttle if you going during peak hours, especially during the fall colors, ive been there for sunrise and its amazing, only a handful of people, if you get there before 8am you should be fine.
if you are into hiking there are some really cool trails in the area, just google them.
you can take a good photo there in the fall with almost any decent camera, ive got prints on my wall from a cheap point & shoot as well as some very nicer gear. id recommend a tripod so you can get the a good exposure in the morning without worry about shake or high ISO's. If your gonna go during mid day your pretty much good to go with any camera.
Currently I have a Nikon d3100 with just the kit lens and a basic tripod(wishing I had a pistol grip). May end up renting another lens, and possibly another body later in the month when we go out for the colors. I can see a fight on my hands dragging my wife out of bed early. She growled at me sunday when I made her get up at 7am, and that was late for me,lol. Some of the best shooting light is early.
Ha! You can always do it solo :-) as its super easy drive.
Bring a wide angle lens (10-20mm in your case) for the bells since your limited with shooting positions. You might want to put on a polarizer too. I use lens rental. Com all the time if you don't have one. You can use a kit lens but your probably going to have to stitch multiple photos together after to get the full scene.
Shoot me an email to my gmail if you want ito dive into any other photogo stuff for the bells. Happy to suggest some ideas.
May have to do that. Used borrowlenses.com for a D7100 and a 14-24mm with filter. Got some decent pics with it, but it was a little wide for some of the shots I took with it last weekend. Ill send you a pm with my email on it.
Nice friend,lol. I've used them twice now with no problems. Some of my coworkers were stunned at the thought... you can really rent a camera? I may rent an fx body to go with my lil Nikon for the fall pics. D600 or D700 and a lens to go with it.
For those who have been up to Aspen, any recommendations on fairly easy 4x4 trails in the area? Probably need to be lower elevation, as there is snow higher up. Going up there this weekend with a few other couples, just looking for something to explore one of the days.
Was considering Castle Creek Road up to the Ashcroft Ghost Town, and then maybe hiking Cathedral Lake from there? Open to suggestions. Might be too late for colors, but that would ultimately be the goal (if any are going to be left).