This month's "Photo of the Month" is titled "Summer Aspen Trees". It was photographed last year just outside of Crested Butte, Colorado in the enormous aspen grove area along the dirt road to McClure Pass. Aspen trees are best known for the vibrant yellow color they turn in the fall but what is most interesting is that they grow as clones, putting out shoots rather than dispersing seeds from which saplings sprout. They are often referred to as the "largest organism in the world" because of this. Although the adults trees themselves don't live very long in comparison to other types of trees, there are groves in the US that are over 8,000 years old.
As I was hiking and photographing amongst these beautiful white trunked trees, I often would look up at the sky to see if the common afternoon thunder storms were building. I noticed that with my Widelux Swing Panoramic camera that shooting up created a beautiful composition as long as I had the right number of trees in the shot. This hunt in itself was difficult because not all trees and those within my 140 degree panoramic frame made for the best looking composition. I was lucky enough to have found this shot where all aspects of great photography come together in one frame.
With summer approaching and my longings to be amongst the largest organism in the world, I thought this image is a perfect "Photo of the Month" choice. My special pricing will make it a great addition to any home or office. Click here to purchase the "Summer Aspen Trees".