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The Golden Heart City

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 7 October 2015 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

What took me by surprise when visiting Fairbanks, Alaska in early September was to see that Autumn had already arrived. We were told that Autumn only lasts for two to three weeks in comparison to the rest of the United States. When seeing Fairbanks in the Autumn, there are only two colors that a person sees: gold and green. The golden yellow color comes from the predominant Quaking Aspen tree and green comes from the many varieties of evergreen trees in Fairbanks.

Many tourists, including myself, thought that Fairbanks got its nickname from the gold rush of the early 1900's. But many natives say it's because of the trees.

Photo captured September 10, 2015.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 78 mm (35mm equiv.)

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Déjà là. ....... vraiment magnifique, puissantes couleurs .
Admirable. . )

7 Oct 2015 5:34am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Gorgeous autumnal colors highlighted by the sun, great !

7 Oct 2015 8:56am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, how nice the view is !

7 Oct 2015 9:31am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful colors !

7 Oct 2015 9:47am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Very beautiful composition and COLORS.

7 Oct 2015 10:47am

Martine from Brest, France

Très belles couleurs de l'automne.

7 Oct 2015 11:31am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

That is a radiant and beautiful image.

7 Oct 2015 12:31pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Des couleurs extraordinaires!
Extraordinary colors!

7 Oct 2015 2:08pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine capture of these beautiful autumn colors. The description adds to the interest of the post. Well done.

7 Oct 2015 3:05pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

According to his explanation You are lucky to find this scene. Fabulous colors. I like the nickname theory too.

7 Oct 2015 3:45pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautiful autumn atmosphere.:-)

7 Oct 2015 4:10pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Beautiful Autumnal scene with such warm colors.

7 Oct 2015 5:07pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Magnificent - the glory of this color is stunning

7 Oct 2015 5:35pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

7 Oct 2015 5:44pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fantastic colors in this lovely image. A real gold rush.

7 Oct 2015 10:52pm

Sam from Chennai, India

What a gorgeous view here. Beautiful autumn colours. Excellent. Love this. :)

7 Oct 2015 11:33pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I cannot imagine an autumn being so short. Jumping from summer right into winter! This is just gorgeous. The color of the trees are really beautiful. Sound like it was a wonderful trip!

8 Oct 2015 12:22am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Some fine golden leaves.

8 Oct 2015 1:23am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a gorgeous shot of golden colours.

8 Oct 2015 2:32am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleuse forêt jaune quelle couleur superbe.

8 Oct 2015 3:46am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


8 Oct 2015 8:01am

yo from Ile de France, France

Un automne très en avance ! Les couleurs sont superbes !

14 Oct 2015 3:42pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Beautiful ... we were there in June (1999) for our 40th anniversary. At midnight during Summer Solstice we took photos without the need for a flash.

15 Oct 2015 8:52pm