Ghost Hikers and Fall Colors beneath Wintry Peaks near Maroon Bells

The Maroon Bells are the famous peaks near Aspen, but they're surrounded by beautiful mountains. While walking away from the Bells to move on with the road trip, I was struck by the belt of vibrant fall colors around these mountains. A steady stream of hikers walked on the nearby path, and they've taken on a ghostly appearance thanks to the effects of combining multiple exposures for HDR processing. I thought about photoshopping them out, but I decided they add a creepy twist to the image.