Monte Cristo Aspen Carpet

I recently purchased the Fujifilm 14mm f/2.8 R lens. The lens gets great reviews and is widely recognized for its optical quality. My morning trip to the Monte Cristo mountains was my first opportunity to use the lens. I was very excited to use it.

The photograph below was taken using the 14mm lens and it performed very well. I am very impressed with the lens and happy I bought it. I’m not going to do a review of the lens - there are plenty of them online - but will just use it to take pictures. Nevertheless, the lens delivers on the hype.

As I was exploring some of the aspen groves around Monte Cristo, I came across this hillside where the ground underneath the aspen trees was mostly clear of debris and undergrowth, and many of the aspen leaves had fallen, creating a carpet of yellow under the trees.

The place seemed to echo the quiet, cool experience that I love about autumn. It was peaceful, with a cool breeze, and I decided to try and make a photograph that captured that feeling.

Monte Cristo, Utah painted in light during autumn