14ers and aspen trees in a vertical panorama in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.

Winding Hillsides of Autumn (2020)

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Utilizing a telephoto lens, I created this vertical panorama which includes scrub oak, aspen trees, large meadows, and towering 14,000 ft. mountains in autumn glory. There was smoke haze in the atmosphere, making for a quite challenging image to make. The sunset light filtered in through the haze and allowed some of the peaks to glow red, which was pretty nice! Seen here are El Diente, Wilson Peak, and Mount Wilson.

Photo © copyright by Matt Payne.