Over the past several years I have traveled in early October to photograph the Aspens in the Santa Fe Ski Basin. This year, due to a great rainy season, we had the best autumn yet with outstanding color. There were no bare areas and the orange and yellow colors were magnificent. I hiked up one of the trails that had a great overlook and spent about an hour photographing from several spots, below is an example of this years great color. The biggest difficulty is determining when the peak color is and this year I was fortunate because I don’t believe it got any better than this.