Alan Barrett Images | Intimate Landscapes | Aspen leaves in water

Some of the streams in high Colorado are strongly coloured from the minerals leaching out of old mines. One such stream near Ouray is bright orange. In autumn the streams become clogged with fallen aspen leaves which the chemicals in the water turn from their normally yellow/brown colour into a rainbow of colours. The images are mostly fleeting as the leaves are slowly washed downstream, giving constantly changing patterns and compositions.