I love the colors of fall. The aspen, of course, with their golden leaves and white bark. But also the Tamarack (called Larch in Montana) when they turn their brilliant gold in the autumn before losing their needles only to regenerate in the spring. The bold colors of these trees against the evergreens on the mountainside create a golden light, with leaves that shimmer and quake and float on autumn breezes and truly create a scene of autumn splendor.
This image was taken in late Fall as I was returning home to Helena from a business trip in Spokane. The colors were calling so loudly I could hardly stay on the road! Of course, I exited and walked around this area looking for that perfect shot – this.
Linda Roberts is a landscape, nature and fine art photographer based in Helena, Montana. Her photography reflects her deep love of and respect for nature from the trees large enough to hold centuries to the briefest of insects. She feels that a photograph is more than just an image – it’s a mood, a feeling, a breath. Linda loves finding that place where an image can come to life – where it can truly breathe.