Fall Color Update for Plumas County

This past weekend the family and I did a trip up to Plumas County, CA to check out the fall colors. We had driven through the area five years ago on a trip from Lassen to Yosemite.  During that trip we saw plenty of color along the highway, even though it was cloudy and drizzling, …

Umbrella of Aspen Leaves

What I have always loved about this photo is the different feeling it gives you for the Quaking Aspen. From a photographic perspective, it’s hard to capture really compelling photos during the middle of autumn day’s with clear skys. The light tends to be a bit too harsh with all the bright colors it is …

Quaking Aspen Reflection in June Lake

This is one of my favorite photos taken in the fall from the Eastern Sierra.  I was driving around June Lake Loop for the first time on the perfect autumn day.  Warm temperatures in the lower 70s, no wind, and the fall colors were at their peak.  I loved the way the Aspen were reflected …

Weathered Stump & Autumn Reflections

While my hope was to be able to make it up to the Eastern Sierras this weekend, a last minute change has me reliving my trip from last fall.  It was peak color at North Lake, in the Sierras West of Bishop, CA.  When we arrived at the lake, about an hour before sunrise, we …

Photo: Backlit Yellow Aspen Leaf

When I saw this photo for the first time in my post processing the first thing that jumped out at me was the tear drop shaped flare in the top center of the image.  Luckily, I didn’t dismiss this photo immediately because of that flare, like I usually would.  Rather, I thought back to a …