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Aspen Dancers

October 24, 2012

What dances with aspens? Other aspens, of course: the pair above reminded me of a graceful and slender tango couple that everyone else has cleared the floor to watch. But the slow dancers below were some of the best dressed.

They’ll take a turn with a woodpecker too:

Of course, some prefer to stand apart:

All of these are from late September in the Cruces Basin Wilderness in far northern New Mexico.

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  1. October 26, 2012 1:20 pm

    Gorgeous photos; I love the contrast of the golden leaves with the smoky gray sky.

    • October 26, 2012 1:41 pm

      Thanks! Clouds and autumn are always a great combination!

  2. October 29, 2012 11:57 am

    These images are just New Mexico autumn perfection; I especially like the first, and like how you chose to “personify” the character these trees evoke. Beautiful!

    • October 31, 2012 10:01 am

      Thanks Greg! Anthropomorphizing may have its problems, but it sometimes has its place as well.

  3. Kent Mearig permalink
    November 4, 2012 5:50 pm

    The first image in the set is really superb! Kind of on a whole different level in terms of emotional presentation.

  4. November 21, 2012 11:04 pm

    Those are great NM aspen photographs. I like the last one: that light.

    • November 22, 2012 8:48 am

      Thanks David! That last one is my wife’s pick of the set too. It’s always fun seeing what resonates with different people.

  5. December 20, 2012 5:45 pm

    These are some very fine images, Jackson. They make me miss New Mexico like crazy. That last one is my favorite. Not just because of the lone wolf dancer standing apart from the herd, but because of the contrasts and the light. That one captured the famous New Mexico light so well.

  6. December 20, 2012 5:48 pm

    Ha, I didn’t even notice my own comment I had already made above that latest one now. Well, apparently it was worth saying it twice, that’s all.

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