Aspen's Welcome

© Cristi Bastian

Aspen's Welcome

Raymond Pauly level-classic October 01, 2006

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

Kate Baumgartner October 01, 2006

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

Lynne Morris October 01, 2006

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

Cristi Bastian October 01, 2006

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

Richard D. Cox October 01, 2006

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

Cristi Bastian October 01, 2006

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

Cristi Bastian October 01, 2006

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

Cristi Bastian October 01, 2006

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 October 01, 2006

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

Anna Diederich October 01, 2006

Cristi this is incredibly beautiful! #3392591

Evy Johansen level-classic October 01, 2006

Very, very beautiful image, Cristi!! #3392606

Mata Patan October 01, 2006

Delightful Autumn shot!!!
Well done! #3392609

Cristi Bastian October 01, 2006

Thank you all! #3392657

Marijana Fajgl level-classic October 01, 2006

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

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 01, 2006

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

Paul E. Earl October 01, 2006

This is very beautiful! #3392759

Pat Gamwell October 01, 2006

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 October 01, 2006

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 01, 2006

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

Sergio La Spina October 01, 2006

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

Susan M. Hembree level-classic October 01, 2006

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

William C. Raco level-addict October 01, 2006

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

Bill #3393411

ADILSON F. FERREIRA October 01, 2006

Wonderful colors and composition Cristi!!! #3393708

Karen Engelbreth October 01, 2006

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

Bill Wyatt October 01, 2006

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

Sue L. Cullumber October 01, 2006

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

Lani J October 01, 2006

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

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 01, 2006

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

Cristi Bastian October 01, 2006

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 October 01, 2006

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 October 01, 2006

Stunning colors and composition, Cristi!! #3395630

Cristi Bastian October 01, 2006

Thank you Phillip and Melissa! #3395670

Sam Britt October 01, 2006

Terrific color and composition. Great job!
Sam #3395746

Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 01, 2006

Beautiful trees, terrific capture, Cristi! #3395840

Anita Hogue October 01, 2006

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

Paul Sikora October 01, 2006

I agree definitely a winner. Magnificent colours. #3396242

Esther Smith October 01, 2006

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

Cristi Bastian October 01, 2006

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

Ross Throndson October 02, 2006

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

Glenn E. Urquhart October 02, 2006

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

Cristi Bastian October 02, 2006

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

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic October 02, 2006

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 October 02, 2006

Wow! Thank you SO much Carolyn!! #3396707

Aimee S. McMaster October 02, 2006 beautiful Cristi; wonderful pov and comp....I wish we had Aspens like this in Massachusetts...I have Aspen envy!! ;<) Aimee #3396871

Debbie Hartley level-deluxe October 02, 2006

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

Cristi Bastian October 02, 2006

Thank you Aimee and Debbie! #3396930

Jenny D October 02, 2006

This is definetely a winner!! GORGEOUS! #3397017

Stan Kwasniowski October 02, 2006

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

October 02, 2006

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

Stephen Zacker October 02, 2006

Fantastic fall image #3399116

John Connolly October 02, 2006

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

Tarun Bose October 02, 2006

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

Cristi Bastian October 02, 2006

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

Laurie Daily level-deluxe October 02, 2006

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

Kristi A. Howson October 02, 2006

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

Cristi Bastian October 03, 2006

Thank you Laurie and Kristi! #3403888

Diana L. Ralph October 03, 2006

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

DICK SELF October 04, 2006

DICKSTER #3405902

Revonda L. Gentry October 04, 2006

A winner in my opinion!! #3408428

Cristi Bastian October 07, 2006

Thank you Diana, Dick and Revonda! #3417741

Cathy Barrows October 07, 2006

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

Michael Khoury October 07, 2006

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

Jill Odice level-classic October 14, 2006

Simply gorgeous! #3448951

Cristi Bastian November 01, 2006

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

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe November 02, 2006

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

Cristi Bastian November 02, 2006

Thank you so much Sherry! #3539405

November 03, 2006

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 November 03, 2006

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

Theresa M. VanderStaay November 03, 2006

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 November 23, 2006

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

Glenn E. Urquhart November 24, 2006

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

Su Sana E. P level-classic November 24, 2006

Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Cristi!! #3624243

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic November 24, 2006

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

Datha Y. Thompson November 24, 2006


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 24, 2006

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

Ross Throndson November 25, 2006

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

Megan p November 26, 2006

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

Rakesh Syal level-classic November 26, 2006

Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Cristi!!


Su Sana E. P level-classic November 27, 2006

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

Barbara Waldoch level-classic November 27, 2006

Congratulations on your win, Cristi! #3635682

Paul E. Earl November 27, 2006

Fantastic Cristi. Well done! #3635704

Kenneth Mucke November 27, 2006

Congrats on this awesome win #3635729

Cristi Bastian November 27, 2006

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

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe November 27, 2006

Congrats, Cristi. A well deserved win. #3635795

Kenneth Mucke November 27, 2006

Congrats on this superb winner #3636126

Ross Throndson November 27, 2006

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

Laurie Daily level-deluxe November 27, 2006

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

Wendy Stevenson November 27, 2006

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

Sylvia Rossler November 27, 2006

Big congrats on your win Cristi :o) #3636449

Dan Walters November 27, 2006

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

Donna W. Neal November 27, 2006

Congratulations on your well deserved Winner Cristi #3636571

Evy Johansen level-classic November 27, 2006

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Cristi! #3637248

Ronald Balthazor level-addict November 27, 2006

Congratulations, Cristi. Terrific image. #3637319

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic November 27, 2006

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3637699

Sam Britt November 27, 2006

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

Janine Russell level-deluxe November 27, 2006

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

RC Fritz November 27, 2006

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

Raymond Pauly level-classic November 27, 2006

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

John V. Roscich level-deluxe November 27, 2006

JOHN #3638436

Nadya Johnson November 27, 2006

Congratulations, Cristi! BEAUTIFUL!! #3638612

William88 November 27, 2006

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

Diana L. Ralph November 27, 2006

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

Lynne Morris November 27, 2006

Many congatulations Cristi on your wonderful win. #3639192

Cristi Bastian November 27, 2006

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

William C. Raco level-addict November 27, 2006

Beautiful work, Cristi!

Bill #3639785

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 27, 2006

Gorgeous! Congrats on your win! #3640081

AMALIA Veralli November 27, 2006

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

bob cornelison November 27, 2006

Excellent shot!
~:O) #3640304

Graeme yew Chow November 27, 2006

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

Darryl Wilkinson November 27, 2006

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

Cora Miller level-addict November 27, 2006

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

Colette M. Metcalf November 28, 2006

Congratulations on your First Place, Cristi!! #3641391

Aimee S. McMaster November 28, 2006

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

Monika Sapek level-classic November 28, 2006

Big congratulations on your First Place Winner, Cristi!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 28, 2006

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

Kurt Hawkins November 28, 2006

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


Les Rhoades level-classic November 29, 2006

Congratulations on your winning picture. Well deserved! #3646996

Nobu Nagase November 29, 2006

Congratulations on the great 1st place win! #3647765

Mary Clarke November 29, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful Winner Cristi #3647957

Mick Burkey level-classic November 29, 2006

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

randy dannheim November 29, 2006

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

Mata Patan November 30, 2006

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

ronda chatelle level-classic December 01, 2006

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

December 11, 2006

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

Sherrye Nozaki December 16, 2006

Simply outstanding:) #3708985

Dave Hubbs December 22, 2006

Simply beautiful...very inspiring. #3730924

Vladan D. Djordjevic December 25, 2006

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

Mary K. Robison February 24, 2007

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

Jennifer L. Alder July 04, 2007

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 July 08, 2007

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

DICK SELF July 08, 2007

DICKSTER #4484738

Steven E. Ray July 13, 2007

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

Nadya Johnson July 24, 2007

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

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic August 06, 2007

Gorgeous Cristi! Congrats on your win! #4609940

David Stevens August 06, 2007

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

Silvio Grech August 07, 2007

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

Dr. Harmeet Singh August 08, 2007

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

ALLEN O. HOWARD August 23, 2007

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 September 17, 2007

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 June 24, 2008

Just an all around great shot. #6102051

Terry Cervi level-classic July 09, 2008

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 July 10, 2008

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

October 17, 2008

Excellent shot .. Congratulations for the winner :)

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

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 20, 2008

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 December 14, 2009

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

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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 October 01, 2006 All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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