Aspen's Welcome

© Cristi Bastian

Aspen's Welcome

Raymond Pauly level-classic 10/1/2006 12:18:57 AM

Beautiful image, Cristi! Wonderful colors and mood! #532150

Kate Baumgartner 10/1/2006 12:20:15 AM

Just beautiful, love the colors and texture. Well done. #3392525

Lynne Morris 10/1/2006 12:20:57 AM

Beautiful image Cristi, and I agree with you about Autumn, it is spectacular. Well captured :) #3392528

Cristi Bastian 10/1/2006 12:22:27 AM

Thank you so much Raymond, Kate and Lynne! #3392531

Richard D. Cox 10/1/2006 12:23:02 AM

I've sen a similar shot in a photography book. Very nice. #3392532

Cristi Bastian 10/1/2006 12:24:23 AM

Thank you so much Raymond, Kate and Lynne! #3392534

Cristi Bastian 10/1/2006 12:24:25 AM

Thank you so much Raymond, Kate and Lynne! #3392535

Cristi Bastian 10/1/2006 12:25:39 AM

Ahh - sorry that last comment went through three times you guys! That's annoying for everyone, I'm sure! Sorry about that! I don't know how to delete them. ANYWAY ... thanks so much for that comment Richard! It's a nice compliment!! #3392536

Lorraine A. Cook 10/1/2006 12:45:19 AM

Love the colors of fall displayed in this photo, Cristi. Well seen and captured<:)) #3392583

Anna Diederich 10/1/2006 12:49:59 AM

Cristi this is incredibly beautiful! #3392591

Evy Johansen level-classic 10/1/2006 12:59:30 AM

Very, very beautiful image, Cristi!! #3392606

Mata Patan 10/1/2006 1:00:29 AM

Delightful Autumn shot!!!
Well done! #3392609

Cristi Bastian 10/1/2006 1:47:39 AM

Thank you all! #3392657

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 10/1/2006 2:06:04 AM

Beautiful face of the Autumn! Great capture Cristi! #3392696

Rakesh Syal level-classic 10/1/2006 2:07:18 AM

Simply beautiful, love the colors and texture, Cristi! #3392699

Paul E. Earl 10/1/2006 2:40:12 AM

This is very beautiful! #3392759

Pat Gamwell 10/1/2006 2:46:28 AM

Marvelous shot, Cristi! Fabulous view of these wonderful trees! Autumn is my favorite time of year because of the vivid yellows and oranges! EXCELLENT work...much luck this time around! #3392790

Su Sana E. P level-classic 10/1/2006 4:59:51 AM

Cristi, beautiful image and a great dedication to our dear friend, Julie. I'm sure that she'll love this. #3393183

Jeff Robinson level-classic 10/1/2006 5:02:29 AM

A stunning image Cristi; outstanding composition, lines and color! Jeff #3393193

Sergio La Spina level-classic 10/1/2006 5:44:16 AM

Fantastic immage and great great colors wowwww I like it!! #3393315

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 10/1/2006 5:50:52 AM

I just love fall colors against the white of birch. Nice photo, Cristi! #3393341

William C. Raco level-classic 10/1/2006 6:10:24 AM

WOW. this is gorgeous, Cristi!
Fabulous color, lines, depth and color
Outstanding photo
Happy Birthday, Julie!

Bill #3393411

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-classic 10/1/2006 7:28:24 AM

Wonderful colors and composition Cristi!!! #3393708

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 10/1/2006 7:47:53 AM

WOW - wonderful image - fantastic colors, Cristi! #3393770

Bill Wyatt 10/1/2006 10:40:02 AM

How beautiful just gorgeous love the colors and lighting! This is sure to be a winner!! #3394365

Sue L. Cullumber 10/1/2006 1:07:05 PM

Cristi, Beautiful lines and color! wEll done! #3394651

Lani J 10/1/2006 4:43:27 PM

Wow, Cristi, this is gorgeous!! Beautifully done! :o) #3395243

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 10/1/2006 4:50:06 PM

Nice capture. Love the beautiful colors and the scene. #3395277

Cristi Bastian 10/1/2006 5:42:57 PM

Thank you so much to Marijana, Rakesh, Paul, Pat, Susana, Jeff, Sergio, Susan, William, Adilson, Karen, Bill, Sue , Lani and Kay! Wow - I appreciate all the support SO MUCH! :) #3395511

Phillip R. Connolly 10/1/2006 5:44:05 PM

Cristi, we are at opposite ends of the seasonal spectrum, but I love to see the colour you have in the Autumn from your part of the world. Well done

Phil #3395514

Melissa G. Meiselman 10/1/2006 6:23:29 PM

Stunning colors and composition, Cristi!! #3395630

Cristi Bastian 10/1/2006 6:35:48 PM

Thank you Phillip and Melissa! #3395670

Sam Britt 10/1/2006 6:59:54 PM

Terrific color and composition. Great job!
Sam #3395746

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 10/1/2006 7:21:07 PM

Beautiful trees, terrific capture, Cristi! #3395840

Anita Hogue 10/1/2006 7:45:00 PM

Talk about awesome, this is truly awesome, Cristi!!!! I also see winner written all over this image!!! Happy Birthday Julie!!!! #3395940

Paul Sikora 10/1/2006 10:46:43 PM

I agree definitely a winner. Magnificent colours. #3396242

Esther Smith 10/1/2006 11:05:20 PM

Cristi, this is gorgeous! Love the color, composition and lighting!! Well done! #3396257

Cristi Bastian 10/1/2006 11:43:42 PM

Thank you so much Sam, Barbara, Anita, Paul and Esther! #3396266

Ross Throndson 10/2/2006 1:42:22 AM

AMAZING Image, Cristi...Masterful Composition....BEAUTIFUL!!! :^) #3396490

Glenn E. Urquhart 10/2/2006 2:36:18 AM

A very beautiful, fall composition, Cristi!!! Very Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3396619

Cristi Bastian 10/2/2006 2:51:33 AM

Ross and Glenn, thank you very much for your supportive comments! #3396684

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic 10/2/2006 2:56:32 AM

WOW, Cristi - this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Even though we're in spring here Downunder at the moment, I LOVE autumn...AND autumnal images!! There's NO doubt you have yourself a SPECTACULAR image here, and, like others have said, I also see *winner* written ALL over this BEAUTY!! :o) #3396700

Cristi Bastian 10/2/2006 2:59:07 AM

Wow! Thank you SO much Carolyn!! #3396707

Aimee S. McMaster 10/2/2006 3:38:29 AM beautiful Cristi; wonderful pov and comp....I wish we had Aspens like this in Massachusetts...I have Aspen envy!! ;<) Aimee #3396871

Debbie Hartley level-classic 10/2/2006 3:42:03 AM

WOW this image is stunning Cristi! I agree with Carolyn - definitely looks like a winner to me too!! #3396908

Cristi Bastian 10/2/2006 3:43:59 AM

Thank you Aimee and Debbie! #3396930

Jenny D 10/2/2006 3:55:42 AM

This is definetely a winner!! GORGEOUS! #3397017

Stan Kwasniowski 10/2/2006 9:17:22 AM

Cristi, wow, this kind of image is one of my favorites #3398334

Ruben Delarosa 10/2/2006 11:34:41 AM

A beautiful composition. Colors, details, your eye and Autumm. Wonderful capture. #3398771

Stephen Zacker 10/2/2006 1:07:10 PM

Fantastic fall image #3399116

John Connolly 10/2/2006 4:03:05 PM

The carpet of autumn leaves, caught my eye first on this magnificient capture, Cristi! This is perfect for the monthly theme! #3399513

Tarun Bose 10/2/2006 4:23:15 PM

Awsome capture Cristi. Excellent composition and fantastic colours. A winner in my books. #3399608

Cristi Bastian 10/2/2006 4:31:33 PM

Thank you JD, Stan, Ruben, Stephen, John and Tarun! I appreciate your support! #3399638

Laurie Daily level-classic 10/2/2006 5:16:15 PM

A perfect picture of autumn Aspens, Cristi! The colors and composition are quite beautiful! #3399802

Kristi A. Howson level-classic 10/2/2006 9:59:44 PM

Love your composition on this and the way the path leads into the trees Cristi! #3400673

Cristi Bastian 10/3/2006 3:17:53 PM

Thank you Laurie and Kristi! #3403888

Diana L. Ralph 10/3/2006 10:46:38 PM

What an awesome image, Cristi! BEAUTIFUL!! #3404964

DICK SELF 10/4/2006 5:15:06 AM

DICKSTER #3405902

Revonda L. Gentry 10/4/2006 5:30:20 PM

A winner in my opinion!! #3408428

Cristi Bastian 10/7/2006 1:45:13 AM

Thank you Diana, Dick and Revonda! #3417741

Cathy Barrows 10/7/2006 2:50:59 AM

gorgeous...i've always wanted to see the aspens in color #3417867

Michael Khoury 10/7/2006 3:16:25 AM

...very well composed and beautiful...
M #3417934

Jill Odice level-classic 10/14/2006 12:00:25 PM

Simply gorgeous! #3448951

Cristi Bastian 11/1/2006 12:37:19 AM

Thank you so much Cathy, Michael and JIll! #3530475

Sherry K. Adkins level-classic 11/2/2006 9:33:44 PM

Beautiful image, Cristi. Great composition and color. #3539393

Cristi Bastian 11/2/2006 9:44:41 PM

Thank you so much Sherry! #3539405

Mikael Fabrin 11/3/2006 1:13:18 AM

Hi Cristi, what an awesome picture. This is my favorite in your gallery. It looks like the soils in on fire. Very effective compostion too. #3539639

Datha Y. Thompson 11/3/2006 9:22:38 AM

Congratulations to you on your Monthly Top Ten Place Winner at NPA!!!! This is Soooooo Very Beautiful... #3541729

Theresa M. VanderStaay 11/3/2006 5:54:33 PM

Cristi, You have some beautiful photo's in your gallery...This is a great autumn shot!...The colors are just magnificient....Golds, yellows, reds and rusts...All great Fall tones...Great composition and DOF...Well done..Tessa :o) #3543180

Paul E. Earl 11/23/2006 3:23:41 PM

Congratulations on this superb finalist. Good luck in the next round! #3620792

Glenn E. Urquhart 11/24/2006 4:19:10 AM

A big congratulations on your finalist award, Cristi!!! VERY well deserved! Cheers, Glenn.

Su Sana E. P level-classic 11/24/2006 4:28:29 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Cristi!! #3624243

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 11/24/2006 4:34:05 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3624290

Datha Y. Thompson 11/24/2006 5:31:06 PM


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 11/24/2006 6:53:06 PM

Congratulations on your great finalist win!!! Stunning! #3627613

Ross Throndson 11/25/2006 7:17:28 AM

Big Congratulations, Cristi....Gorgeous Finalist!! :^) #3629174

Megan p 11/26/2006 4:49:17 AM

This is such a gorgeous Finalist!!!! Congratulations!! #3632288

Rakesh Syal level-classic 11/26/2006 7:35:58 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Cristi!!


Su Sana E. P level-classic 11/27/2006 12:53:47 AM

Cristi, Huge Congratulations on this beautiful First place Winner!!

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 11/27/2006 12:55:06 AM

Congratulations on your win, Cristi! #3635682

Paul E. Earl 11/27/2006 1:06:31 AM

Fantastic Cristi. Well done! #3635704

Kenneth Mucke 11/27/2006 1:32:56 AM

Congrats on this awesome win #3635729

Cristi Bastian 11/27/2006 1:37:12 AM

Thank you all SO much! Wow - I am TRULY honored!! #3635734

Sherry K. Adkins level-classic 11/27/2006 2:09:14 AM

Congrats, Cristi. A well deserved win. #3635795

Kenneth Mucke 11/27/2006 3:22:20 AM

Congrats on this superb winner #3636126

Ross Throndson 11/27/2006 3:22:34 AM

Huge Congratulations, Cristi....Awesome First Place Winner!! :^) #3636128

Laurie Daily level-classic 11/27/2006 3:29:57 AM

Congratulations, Cristi on this beautiful first place winner. I have always loved this! #3636146

Wendy Stevenson level-classic 11/27/2006 4:16:59 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful FIRST PLACE win Cristi! Gotta love those aspens in the fall!!! #3636315

Sylvia Rossler 11/27/2006 4:40:35 AM

Big congrats on your win Cristi :o) #3636449

Dan Walters 11/27/2006 4:42:04 AM

Congratulations! Really like the colors in this image! #3636459

Donna W. Neal 11/27/2006 4:57:30 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved Winner Cristi #3636571

Evy Johansen level-classic 11/27/2006 6:38:13 AM

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Cristi! #3637248

Ronald Balthazor level-classic 11/27/2006 6:45:07 AM

Congratulations, Cristi. Terrific image. #3637319

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 11/27/2006 7:44:06 AM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3637699

Sam Britt level-classic 11/27/2006 8:20:01 AM

Congratulations on your first place winner, Cristi!! #3637881

Janine Russell level-classic 11/27/2006 8:33:41 AM

Cristi, how did I miss this one? Excellent colors, detail, lighting and DOF; congratulations on your First Place Winner! #3637978

RC Fritz level-classic 11/27/2006 9:10:46 AM

Beautiful composition, colors, lighting...Fabulous! Congratulations on your First Place Win!!! #3638247

Raymond Pauly level-classic 11/27/2006 9:30:26 AM

Big congratulations on this amazing win, Cristi!! I'm proud I was the first to comment on it! #3638404

John V. Roscich level-classic 11/27/2006 9:37:46 AM

JOHN #3638436

Nadya Johnson level-classic 11/27/2006 10:23:10 AM

Congratulations, Cristi! BEAUTIFUL!! #3638612

William88 level-classic 11/27/2006 10:24:49 AM

Wow! this picture is beautiful. Huge congratulations on your first place. #3638622

Diana L. Ralph level-classic 11/27/2006 1:10:14 PM

Congratulation, Cristi! I knew this was a winning image when I first saw it! Well-deserved! #3639161

Lynne Morris 11/27/2006 1:16:31 PM

Many congatulations Cristi on your wonderful win. #3639192

Cristi Bastian 11/27/2006 2:26:21 PM

Wow! Thank you all SO SO MUCH!!! #3639470

William C. Raco level-classic 11/27/2006 4:07:33 PM

Beautiful work, Cristi!

Bill #3639785

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 11/27/2006 6:13:34 PM

Gorgeous! Congrats on your win! #3640081

AMALIA Veralli 11/27/2006 6:38:13 PM

Love this image! I just saw aspens during foliage for the first time this year. Congrats! #3640168

bob cornelison 11/27/2006 6:59:03 PM

Excellent shot!
~:O) #3640304

Graeme yew Chow 11/27/2006 7:10:24 PM

Huge congratulation on your first place win, Wow ! Cristi. #3640396

Darryl Wilkinson 11/27/2006 9:24:02 PM

Love this place, Cristi. Congratulations to you for turning this beautiful image into Gold :) Bravo!!! #3640873

Cora Miller level-classic 11/27/2006 11:04:32 PM

Simple yet complex. Very impressive image, Cristi. Congratulations on your first place win. #3640981

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 11/28/2006 2:48:24 AM

Congratulations on your First Place, Cristi!! #3641391

Aimee S. McMaster 11/28/2006 5:43:35 AM

...this is so beautiful Cristi...much congrats to you...Aimee #3642006

Monika Sapek level-classic 11/28/2006 7:20:28 AM

Big congratulations on your First Place Winner, Cristi!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 11/28/2006 3:39:17 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, congratulations on your FIRST place win!! #3643934

Kurt Hawkins 11/28/2006 7:08:53 PM

congratulations cristi .. nice to have a name if still not a whole face behind the cnrb id .. B)


Les Rhoades level-classic 11/29/2006 10:00:07 AM

Congratulations on your winning picture. Well deserved! #3646996

Nobu Nagase 11/29/2006 1:29:27 PM

Congratulations on the great 1st place win! #3647765

Mary Clarke 11/29/2006 2:30:44 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Winner Cristi #3647957

Mick Burkey level-classic 11/29/2006 2:35:54 PM

Wonderful autumn image, Cristi. Very well balanced tones, nice work for the resubmit. Congratulations on a well-deserved winner! #3647971

randy dannheim 11/29/2006 3:13:51 PM

Wow, beautiful capture. Just goes to show you, if at first... Great job Cristi #3648082

Mata Patan 11/30/2006 5:02:40 AM

I told you it was delightful!!
Congrats for this 1st place!!
What a win!! #3649842

ronda chatelle level-classic 12/1/2006 4:27:24 AM

Congratulations Cristi! Awesome Image well deserving of a first place win! #3653505

ronda chatelle 12/11/2006 5:52:31 AM

This is one of the very best photographs I have ever seen. Congratulations on all aspects of a winner! #3690484

Sherrye Nozaki 12/16/2006 1:15:07 PM

Simply outstanding:) #3708985

Dave Hubbs 12/22/2006 4:26:52 PM

Simply beautiful...very inspiring. #3730924

Vladan D. Djordjevic 12/25/2006 6:38:22 AM

Beautiful birch forest! I like composition! Merry Christmas!! #3738710

Mary K. Robison 2/24/2007 3:10:46 PM

A very belated CONGRATULATIONS to you, Cristi! This gorgeous image deserved its First Place Win in December!!! #3984838

Jennifer L. Alder 7/4/2007 12:20:08 AM

OMG--- This is SPECTACULAR! My favorite trees and fall colors, I have been yearning to find such a sight! Congrats on your WELL deserved win! :) #4471414

Carol Teal 7/8/2007 8:09:36 AM

Cristi, this is simply stunning! I love the trees and fall colors! A late congrats on this beautiful winner! #4484673

DICK SELF 7/8/2007 8:32:52 AM

DICKSTER #4484738

Steven E. Ray 7/13/2007 12:53:36 AM

This is stunning beyond words. First place of the year might be fitting. Incredible find and photo! #4502898

Nadya Johnson 7/24/2007 2:54:34 PM

What a GORGEOUS photo, Cristi!! The 1st Place Gold is very well deserved! #4549899

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 8/6/2007 2:30:19 PM

Gorgeous Cristi! Congrats on your win! #4609940

David Stevens 8/6/2007 5:09:58 PM

Congrats on a well deserved win-simply gorgeous! #4610604

Silvio Grech 8/7/2007 2:15:31 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved Winner Cristi!! Very well done!! #4611986

Dr. Harmeet Singh 8/8/2007 11:37:33 PM

Congratulations ..I donot know how I missed this one.It is really a deserving winner. #4621807

ALLEN O. HOWARD 8/23/2007 4:03:14 PM

I was so sure I had commented on this wonderful image...It must have been on that other site. A real winner!!! #4689763

Carol Teal 9/17/2007 10:42:22 PM

Cristi, due to PC problems, I never finished looking at all the finalists and winners. Trying to look back through to see what I missed. Looks like I missed this beautiful win! The colors are great and I love everything about this! Congrats!! #4805448

Chuck S. Frizzell 6/24/2008 1:03:01 PM

Just an all around great shot. #6102051

Terry Cervi level-classic 7/9/2008 7:38:21 PM

I love this, Cristi! Sorry I missed it but happy I saw it tonight. I've always wanted to shoot aspens in the fall. We don't have them around here, unfortunately. A very belated congrats on this super win! #6160996

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 7/10/2008 7:19:23 AM

EXCEPTIONAL...just added to my favorite photos #6162802

Jagmohan Singh Lotey 10/17/2008 10:39:14 AM

Excellent shot .. Congratulations for the winner :)

Saw your gallery .. every photo is so amazing and worth apperciating :) #6614679

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 10/20/2008 4:02:39 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your First Place Winner! 8o) #6625695

Patricia White level-classic 12/14/2009 4:12:53 PM

I love the colors of this, yes autumn is the best season as far I am concerned. Ever changing colors. Congratulations on this. #8215982

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).


In my opinion, the most spectacular Autumn Event is when the leaves change colors into gorgeous hues of yellows, golds, oranges and reds.

This is a resubmit of a shot I took last year on a drive of the Alpine Loop near Sundance, Utah. I touched it up a bit in PS before submitting it this second time.

1/125, f5.6, ISO 100, mid-day, no flash, natural lighting, handheld

Uploaded on 10/1/2006 12:11:13 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Cristi Bastian. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.