Patiently Waiting - Maroon Bells, Aspen, Colorado

I have posted photos of Maroon Bells before and described the unbelievably crowded lake shore that teemed with photographers. Tripod legs interlocking, it was hard to get different composition. It was the peak of foliage season and I thought I would change it up by posting an image of the scene without the mountain reflections. I also changed it up by taking the great color of the foliage out with a black and white rendition. I wasn't sure I would like it this way, but the variations of the tones appeal to me.