Derek Nielsen Photography

Twisted Aspens



Twisted Aspens


Telluride Colorado, 2023


Limited edition fine art print of 6 РIn the fall of 2023, I had the pleasure to spend a few weeks in Telluride, Colorado, photographing fall colors in the mountains. I had heard about a group of aspen trees bending in strange directions. Many people told me the direction they were in but not the exact location. It was a challenge to spot them inside a thick forest. The locals say that years ago, an avalanche caused the growing aspens to curve. I have no idea if that is true or not, but the result of whatever made them twist is spectacular. On my second attempt through the area, I found them. Nature is truly resilient. I love this display of taking what ever the world throws at you and making the best of it.  Photo © copyright by Derek Nielsen.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 48 × 3 × 32 in
Print Edition

Artist Proof, Limited Edition Print

Print Finish

Fine Art Photographic Print, Framed Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic, Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic

Print Size

16×24, 24×36, 32×48, 40×60