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Autumn Aspen Leaves Cluster | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Aspen Leaves Cluster | G Dan Mitchell Photography A cluster of Eastern Sierra Nevada aspen leaves in full autumn color.Autumn Aspen Leaves Cluster. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A cluster of Eastern Sierra Nevada aspen leaves in full autumn color.Here is is — finally — the photograph that should be the final one from this year’s autumn aspen color in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Like several of the others, I made this one while wandering about…

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Aspen Leaves and Branches | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Aspen Leaves and Branches | G Dan Mitchell Photography A cluster of colorful autumn leaves on the branches of an Eastern Sierra aspen tree.Aspen Leaves and Branches. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A cluster of colorful autumn leaves on the branches of an Eastern Sierra aspen tree.The fall color countdown continues with this (likely) second-to-last aspen color photograph from this year’s crop. To recap, this was a very strange year for California autumn aspen photography, with…

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Backlit Aspen Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Backlit Aspen Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography Eastern Sierra autumn aspen leaves against a splash of background color.Backlit Aspen Leaves. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Eastern Sierra autumn aspen leaves against a splash of background color.At this point I now appear to be down to just four more of my 2020 autumn aspen color photographs from the Eastern Sierra Nevada, and all of them are up-close photographs of just a few leaves like this one.…

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Shoreline Aspens, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Shoreline Aspens, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography Colorful autumn aspen trees line the shore of an Eastern Sierra lake reflecting high peaks in morning light.Shoreline Aspens, Autumn. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Colorful autumn aspen trees line the shore of an Eastern Sierra lake reflecting high peaks in morning light.As I worked my way through what is actually a rather small collection of aspen color photographs I made this season I kept thinking that I…

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Aspen Leaves, Near and Far – Fine Art Photography Article

Aspen Leaves, Near and Far A group of autumn aspen leaves against a background of aspen forest, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Aspen Leaves, Near and Far. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A group of autumn aspen leaves against a background of aspen forest, Eastern Sierra Nevada.At some point during almost every aspen season I end up looking away from the big views and getting up close to the colorful leaves. I can think of several reasons that I…

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Tall Aspens, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Tall Aspens, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A grove of tall aspen trees with autumn foliage in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.Tall Aspens, Autumn. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A grove of tall aspen trees with autumn foliage in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.Before I posted this photograph I shared another one that focused on a grove of small, slender aspen trees. In the accompanying text I pointed out that such groves tend to be typical of…

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Golden Aspen Forest, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Golden Aspen Forest, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A dense forest of golden Sierra Nevada autumn aspen trees.Golden Aspen Forest, Autumn. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A dense forest of golden Sierra Nevada autumn aspen trees.After sharing a bunch of very colorful red and orange aspen leaf photographs recently, someone asked me about those colors, wondering if they were a stage in the color development that led to the yellow/gold leaves with which this person…

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The Last Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

The Last Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography A few sparse leaves in a high elevation grove of slender aspens in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.The Last Leaves. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A few sparse leaves in a high elevation grove of slender aspens in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.For some reason this little grove and I have a long-standing relationship. Quite a few years ago I noticed it while exploring a slightly less-visited spot in an…

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Autumn Aspens, Eastern Sierra Lake – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Aspens, Eastern Sierra Lake Faint wildfire smoke and fall aspen color around an Eastern Sierra Nevada lake.Autumn Aspens, Eastern Sierra Lake. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Faint wildfire smoke and fall aspen color around an Eastern Sierra Nevada lake.Along the same lines as another photograph I recently wrote about, this one is an alternate framing of a scene that I previously shared in a landscape mode photograph. (For folks unfamiliar with this terminology, “portrait” mode…

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Aspen Branch and Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Aspen Branch and Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography An aspen branch bearing leaves at the peak of autumn color, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Aspen Branch and Leaves. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.An aspen branch bearing leaves at the peak of autumn color, Eastern Sierra Nevada.This is another photograph made during a brief “up close and personal” ramble through an aspen grove that was absolutely full of the widest range of aspen color I have seen — the…

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Two Red Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Two Red Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography A pair of very red autumn aspen leaves in a grove in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.Two Red Leaves. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A pair of very red autumn aspen leaves in a grove in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.This pair of leaves reminds me just a bit of the photograph on the cover of my book, California’s Fall Color: A Photographer’s Guide to Autumn in the Sierra. Like…

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Dark Forest and Pond | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Dark Forest and Pond | G Dan Mitchell Photography Beyond a small subalpine pond, dark forest rises into rocky terrain, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Dark Forest and Pond. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Beyond a small subalpine pond, dark forest rises into rocky terrain, Eastern Sierra Nevada.The main fall color show in the Eastern Sierra Nevada (and in other higher portions of the range) comes from the October aspen color. But this most certainly is not the only…

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Forest, Boulder, and Pond | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Forest, Boulder, and Pond | G Dan Mitchell Photography A tree grows in a crack in a large boulder set in forest and reflected in a quiet Sierra Nevada pond.Forest, Boulder, and Pond. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A tree grows in a crack in a large boulder set in forest and reflected in a quiet Sierra Nevada pond.Although the indications are more subtle than in the wildly colorful aspen groves, this is also a Sierra…

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Autumn Aspens, Broken Boulders | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Aspens, Broken Boulders | G Dan Mitchell Photography A group of autumn aspen trees grows in jumbled and rocky Eastern Sierra Nevada terrain.Autumn Aspens, Broken Boulders. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A group of autumn aspen trees grows in jumbled and rocky Eastern Sierra Nevada terrain.Aspen trees frequently grow on what we might regard as less-than-optimal soil and terrain, at least in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. While some manage to find a home in canyon…

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Three Aspens, Granite | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Three Aspens, Granite | G Dan Mitchell Photography Three autumn aspen trees standing against a granite wall, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Three Aspens, Granite. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Three autumn aspen trees standing against a granite wall, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Those of us who have spent a lot of time in the Sierra — and the story is similar for other locations — gradually accumulate “personal spots” that might not make much of an impression on others but…

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Aspen Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Aspen Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography Autumn aspen trees reflected in an eastrern Sierra Nevada pond.Aspen Reflections. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Autumn aspen trees reflected in an eastrern Sierra Nevada pond.Each year at about this time I ask, “Is it ever too early to start thinking about fall color?” The answer, of course, is no. Autumn is my favorite season for all kinds of reasons — the colors, of course, but also the return…

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