A couple of weeks ago I took a trip up to Escalante Canyon. The cottonwoods were in full color and the lighting was perfect. It was a bright cloudy day with back lighting. You must left click on the image to even come close to experiencing what I captured here.
Behind this thicket of small trees was a bright red vertical cliff of sandstone which added to the tone of the image you see here.
This was a wonderful fall, and I managed to capture it at many levels, from nine thousand feet to about four thousand here at the bottom of the canyon. One could spend about a month moving from one elevation level to another to capture these images. As the aspens ran their course, the cottonwoods began their round.
-Left click on image to enjoy a larger view of the cottonwood forest.