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 were the first ones there. Within the next hour, about 30 other photographers (and a hand full of fisherman) had joined us. All the photographers were setting up to capture a few hundred frames of sunrise across the lake. After capturing my sunrise images, I started to wanter around the lake looking for other photo opportunities. This weathered stump sitting in the middle of the stream bed called to me. I love the texture of weathered wood and the orange glow from sunrise reflecting off the autumn trees added a lot of additional texture to complete this image.
Prints of this image can be purchased from my Eastern Sierra Landscape gallery.