The "Aspens" is my most celebrated collection which took three years to complete. To be honest, I love photographing them so much that I'll never truly be done. This series really sparked my interest in the study of light as well as the sun's positioning. It's amazing what the right kind of light can do to an image and how quickly you can lose that light if not timed properly.
Aspens are beautiful, majestic trees that thrive best at an elevation of 7,000 feet or above and grow in large colonies. They stand about 40-70 feet in height and can live up to 150 years; although their complex route system can survive far longer underground. In the fall, these trees paint the mountains with vibrant colors.
I started this collection in 2011. These trees have meant so much to me that in 2015 when I gave birth to my first daughter, we named her Aspen. These trees forced me to adventure into the unknown, gave me a sense of adventure and awed me with their beauty - because of that, I felt like their name was very fitting for my beautiful girl.
You can purchase prints from this series in my studio in downtown Ridgefield, CT or on my Etsy shop online. www.etsy.com/shop/JulieKateStudiosCT