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12 Dec 13. Going through the thousands of images we took on the Colorado Plateau jaunt I'm coming to the realization that one doesn't go to Yellowstone for fall color in the leaves as most of the trees there are evergreens, one goes instead to Grand Tetons due to all the Aspens located there. But the color was there and one need only look in the right places to find it, specifically down. The color is found in the ground cover and grasses. On the last two trips I can vividly recall seeing lots of color along the sides of the streams and in the wetland areas. Only now, as I go through all these shots looking for what I thought was there, am I seeing it in hundreds of those images. Now, today being Theatrical Thursday, the submission is obviously a creative one, but even before you look at it, I have to say that the colors in it are not all that much over the top. This shot was taken a few minutes drive from what I shared yesterday, and none of it was truly visible from the roadway. Sure, you could get the "sense" of it from the road, but you had to get out of the vehicle and walk down past the trees lining the road to see the lovely meadows / wetlands protected from the crowds by the trees. I'm thinking that I should share the original capture tomorrow for comparison as it may really surprise you as to the colors present. The yellows in this image are grasses, and they are a golden wheat color while the red is a shrub that is somewhere between maroon and burnt sienna in color. The trees represent new growth following a fire a few years back. so save this for one day and let's see what tomorrow brings. The conversion to a water color effect has definitely enhanced the colors, but not by all that much. You may find this more appealing when looking at it from a distance. Nikon D300s; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/640 sec @ f / 9.