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Mountains, Lake, Autumn Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Mountains, Lake, Autumn Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography Luminous autumn atmosphere above California mountains and lake.Mountains, Lake, Autumn Sky. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Luminous autumn atmosphere above California mountains and lake.While this may not seem like a typical “fall photograph,” that is how I’m describing it here. Allow me to explain. For decades I have been intrigued by autumn light — perhaps even longer than I’ve been attentive to fall foliage colors. Many years…

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Yellow and Orange | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Yellow and Orange | G Dan Mitchell Photography A river of orange and yellow autumn aspen trees flows down to the shoreline of a Sierra Nevada lake.Yellow and Orange. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A river of orange and yellow autumn aspen trees flows down to the shoreline of a Sierra Nevada lake.This will be (I’m virtually certain!) the final photograph of the larger landscape of 2020 from this Eastern Sierra Nevada location in the Inyo…

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

Autumn Aspens, Hillside Grove | G Dan Mitchell Photography A grove of autumn aspens ascends an Eastern Sierra hillside.Autumn Aspens, Hillside Grove. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A grove of autumn aspens ascends an Eastern Sierra hillside.If you we thinking that I’d be finished with this year’s fall color photographs by now… well, you’d be mistaken! And this won’t be the last one either. To review, it was a strange color season for me in the…

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Tall Trees, Early Color | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Tall Trees, Early Color | G Dan Mitchell Photography Tall aspen trees begin to take on fall colors, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Tall Trees, Early Color. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Tall aspen trees begin to take on fall colors, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Previously I shared a different view of this grove of aspens. (More on that below.) It is part of a large grove in the Eastern Sierra that is easily accessible. As a matter of fact, I…

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Rainbow and Afternoon Shower | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Rainbow and Afternoon Shower | G Dan Mitchell Photography A rainbow and afternoon showers in the Kings Canyon National Park high country.Rainbow and Afternoon Shower. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A rainbow and afternoon showers in the Kings Canyon National Park high country.This photograph is a somewhat different “take” on a scene and subject that I shared in another photograph a few weeks ago. A group of us had been camped near this little tarn (and…

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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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Autumn Aspens, Brush, and Talus – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Aspens, Brush, and Talus A row of colorful autumn aspen trees standing between alpine willows and talus, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Autumn Aspens, Brush, and Talus. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A row of colorful autumn aspen trees standing between alpine willows and talus, Eastern Sierra Nevada.These trees grow in an area widely regarded as iconic for fall color photography in the Sierra Nevada, though if they appear in the usual photographs at all they are perhaps…

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

Aspen Cascade | G Dan Mitchell Photography Autumn aspen trees spill down a small valley in the Eastern Sierran Nevada.Aspen Cascade. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Autumn aspen trees spill down a small valley in the Eastern Sierran Nevada.There is no escaping the fact that this is an iconic Eastern Sierra fall color subject. Heck, even Apple used it for one of their operating systems! It was a bit of a surprise to me that I…

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Autumn Lake, Dawn, Eastern Sierra – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Lake, Dawn, Eastern Sierra Dawn light comes to an Eastern Sierra Nevada lake surrounded by autumn aspen trees and reflecting distant peaks.Autumn Lake, Dawn, Eastern Sierra. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Dawn light comes to an Eastern Sierra Nevada lake surrounded by autumn aspen trees and reflecting distant peaks.Yes, this is a bit of an iconic spot, but with good reason. And this year the colors around this Eastern Sierra Nevada lake were exceptional. I…

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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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Recovering Forest | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Recovering Forest | G Dan Mitchell Photography A recenty-burned Yosemite forest shows signs of regeneration.Recovering Forest. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A recenty-burned Yosemite forest shows signs of regeneration.Wildfires have recently been on our minds here on the west coast. In the San Francisco Bay Area the bad fires began about a month ago when an unusual and very active series of electrical storms set off dozens of fires and shrouded the area in smoke. Shortly…

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Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Oak and Granite, Autumn. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Back in 2012 I took a somewhat later-than-usual trip to photograph fall color in Yosemite Valley. When I think of Sierra Nevada fall color the high country aspens,…

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Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Oak and Granite, Autumn. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Back in 2012 I took a somewhat later-than-usual trip to photograph fall color in Yosemite Valley. When I think of Sierra Nevada fall color the high country aspens,…

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Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Oak and Granite, Autumn. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Back in 2012 I took a somewhat later-than-usual trip to photograph fall color in Yosemite Valley. When I think of Sierra Nevada fall color the high country aspens,…

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Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Oak and Granite, Autumn. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Back in 2012 I took a somewhat later-than-usual trip to photograph fall color in Yosemite Valley. When I think of Sierra Nevada fall color the high country aspens,…

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Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Oak and Granite, Autumn. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Back in 2012 I took a somewhat later-than-usual trip to photograph fall color in Yosemite Valley. When I think of Sierra Nevada fall color the high country aspens,…

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Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Oak and Granite, Autumn. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Back in 2012 I took a somewhat later-than-usual trip to photograph fall color in Yosemite Valley. When I think of Sierra Nevada fall color the high country aspens,…

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Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Oak and Granite, Autumn. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Back in 2012 I took a somewhat later-than-usual trip to photograph fall color in Yosemite Valley. When I think of Sierra Nevada fall color the high country aspens,…

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Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Oak and Granite, Autumn. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Back in 2012 I took a somewhat later-than-usual trip to photograph fall color in Yosemite Valley. When I think of Sierra Nevada fall color the high country aspens,…

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Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Oak and Granite, Autumn. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Back in 2012 I took a somewhat later-than-usual trip to photograph fall color in Yosemite Valley. When I think of Sierra Nevada fall color the high country aspens,…

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Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Oak and Granite, Autumn. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Back in 2012 I took a somewhat later-than-usual trip to photograph fall color in Yosemite Valley. When I think of Sierra Nevada fall color the high country aspens,…

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Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Oak and Granite, Autumn. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Back in 2012 I took a somewhat later-than-usual trip to photograph fall color in Yosemite Valley. When I think of Sierra Nevada fall color the high country aspens,…

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Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Oak and Granite, Autumn. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Back in 2012 I took a somewhat later-than-usual trip to photograph fall color in Yosemite Valley. When I think of Sierra Nevada fall color the high country aspens,…

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Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Oak and Granite, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Oak and Granite, Autumn. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A small oak tree in deep shade at the base of a Yosemite Valley granite cliff.Back in 2012 I took a somewhat later-than-usual trip to photograph fall color in Yosemite Valley. When I think of Sierra Nevada fall color the high country aspens,…

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