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September 2011

Stock Photo Gallery: Fall Colors

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Stock photos of Fall Colors

I’ve lived in California and travelled throughout the western United States my entire life, but it was not until 2006 that I began to really look for autumn color in nature. Since then I’ve made a few trips to see turning aspens in the Eastern Sierra Nevada and plan to return to Bishop and the Mono Lake Basin for another look in a few weeks. Easily the most beautiful fall colors I have seen, however, have been in Zion National Park in November. I cannot wait to get back there! However, another look at autumn in Zion will have to wait until 2012, since I’ll be tied up sipping cerveza in the Sea of Cortez in early November this year. Click the image below to see my Gallery of Fall Color Photos to which I hope to add some fine new images in a few weeks. Thanks for looking!

Aspen trees cover Bishop Creek Canyon above Aspendel, Populus tremuloides, Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains

Aspen trees cover Bishop Creek Canyon above Aspendel.

California Fall Color in the Eastern Sierra

Sierra Nevada

In the next month I hope to once again make a brief trip to Bishop, California to enjoy the changing colors of the quaking aspens (Populus tremuloides). Below are the websites and photographers I follow to stay abreast of how conditions are changing as the autumn season progresses. I will be carrying several cameras with me this year so I don’t have to change lenses in the field. The lenses I find most useful are 16-35 or 15mm fisheye, 24-105, 70-200. I will also carry a small Lumix LX3 infrared-converted camera with which the below image was shot:

Aspen trees in fall, eastern Sierra fall colors, autumn, Populus tremuloides, Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains

Aspen trees in fall, eastern Sierra fall colors, autumn.
Image ID: 23320
Species: Aspen, Populus tremuloides
Location: Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains

Aspen trees display Eastern Sierra fall colors, Lake Sabrina, Bishop Creek Canyon, Populus tremuloides, Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains

Aspen trees display Eastern Sierra fall colors, Lake Sabrina, Bishop Creek Canyon.
Image ID: 17547
Species: Aspen, Populus tremuloides
Location: Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA

Aspen trees display Eastern Sierra fall colors, Lake Sabrina, Bishop Creek Canyon, Populus tremuloides, Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains

Aspen trees display Eastern Sierra fall colors, Lake Sabrina, Bishop Creek Canyon.
Image ID: 17497
Species: Aspen, Populus tremuloides
Location: Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA

Aspen trees turn yellow and orange in early October, South Fork of Bishop Creek Canyon, Populus tremuloides, Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains

Aspen trees turn yellow and orange in early October, South Fork of Bishop Creek Canyon.
Image ID: 17532
Species: Aspen, Populus tremuloides
Location: Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA

An explosion of yellow and orange color, aspen trees changing color in fall, autumn approaches, Populus tremuloides, Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains

An explosion of yellow and orange color, aspen trees changing color in fall, autumn approaches.
Image ID: 23325
Species: Aspen, Populus tremuloides
Location: Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA

White trunks of aspen trees, viewed upward toward the yellow and orange leaves of autumn and the blue sky beyond, Populus tremuloides, Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains

White trunks of aspen trees, viewed upward toward the yellow and orange leaves of autumn and the blue sky beyond.
Image ID: 23337
Species: Aspen, Populus tremuloides
Location: Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA

Shameless plug: I’ve got a nice collection of fall color photos. Check them out, they really are pretty good if I do say so myself. (Heck, when the colors are peaking its hard to take a bad photo of turning aspens.)

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The Wedge and Cylinders

Surf

A big New Zealand swell is hitting south-facing beaches, including the Wedge in Newport Beach which is seeing 20’+ faces right now. The light was terrible and the waves were sloppy and foamy. I’m glad I did not choose to shoot in the water because it would have been a waste of time given the overcast skies and soupy water. While the sets were big, they were walled out. I had a new camera so I practiced dragging the shutter with a technique I first tried at the Wedge about 6 years ago. Cylinders actually had better waves than the Wedge, but it was all pretty ugly this morning. Here are some photos I thought were interesting.