Wetlands, Winter Sunset Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Wetlands, Winter Sunset Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography Clouds from an approaching winter weather system above Central Valley wetlands at sunset.Wetlands, Winter Sunset Sky. © Copyright 2021 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Clouds from an approaching winter weather system above Central Valley wetlands at sunset.Who can resist a winter sunset sky, a reflecting pond, a few bits of vegetation, and distant mountains? I know I cannot. Recently I have written about sunsets several times — once to describe one…

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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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Twin Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Twin Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography Two autumn aspen leaves in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.Twin Leaves. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Two autumn aspen leaves in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.Continuing the countdown to the end of this year’s batch of Eastern Sierra fall aspen color, here is another vertical format close-up of a pair of beautiful leaves, photographed in the soft light of a colorful grove still in the morning shadows of a nearby ridge.…

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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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Autumn Aspens, Lake, Wildfire Smoke – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Aspens, Lake, Wildfire Smoke Wildfire smoke drifts over the Sierra Nevada crest above a lake surrounded by autumn aspensAutumn Aspens, Lake, Wildfire Smoke. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Wildfire smoke drifts over the Sierra Nevada crest above a lake surrounded by autumn aspensThis is one of several photographs I made of this Eastern Sierra lake near the peak of autumn color this fall. I photographed it from two perspectives, both of which I had decided…

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

Aspen Slope | G Dan Mitchell Photography Autumn aspens descend from a ridge to the shore of an Eastern Sierra Nevada subalpine lake.Aspen Slope. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Autumn aspens descend from a ridge to the shore of an Eastern Sierra Nevada subalpine lake.This spot is probably familiar to you, especially if you use the version of the Mac OS that used a different photograph of the feature as its branding. This aspen forest or…

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

Aspen Leaves, Autumn Color | G Dan Mitchell Photography Eastern Sierra Nevada aspen leaves at their peak of fall color.Aspen Leaves, Autumn Color. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Eastern Sierra Nevada aspen leaves at their peak of fall color.Most of the time I tend to treat aspen trees as part of the larger landscape, perhaps with a grove or a few trees as the subject, or even including some trees of a larger scene. But every…

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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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Red and Yellow Aspen Leaves – Fine Art Photography Article

Red and Yellow Aspen Leaves Autumn aspen leaves in yellow and red, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Red and Yellow Aspen Leaves. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Autumn aspen leaves in yellow and red, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Although it is hard to quantify such things, this Eastern Sierra fall color season seemed to produce better colors than I have seen in some time. Overall the colors were good, but two characteristics stood out. In many years I see a significant…

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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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Fractured Canyon Wall | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Fractured Canyon Wall | G Dan Mitchell Photography Fractured canyon wall detail.Fractured Canyon Wall. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Fractured canyon wall detail.With this photograph I believe I’ll conclude my nostalgic return to photographs from my 2012 autumn visits to Utah. It was a special autumn for my in Utah, as I was able to visit twice for a period adding up to almost a full month. On the second visit I was able to travel…

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LIne of Weakness | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

LIne of Weakness | G Dan Mitchell Photography Three plants find sustenance in a narrow crack in Utah sandstone.LIne of Weakness. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Three plants find sustenance in a narrow crack in Utah sandstone.This small scene was in the bottom of a Southern Utah canyon, where the light was richly saturated as it reflected among red rock walls on its way to the canyon floor. This light virtually glows, and it can be…

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Cliff Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Cliff Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography Diverse fractures and surface patterns on the sandstone walls of a Utah canyon.Cliff Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Diverse fractures and surface patterns on the sandstone walls of a Utah canyon.On this late-October day, a cold one in this part of Utah, our little band of photographers took a long drive on a gravel road. Eventually we stopped at an inauspicious pull-out — I don’t recall a sign,…

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Cliff, Boulders, and Tree | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Cliff, Boulders, and Tree | G Dan Mitchell Photography A solitary tree growing among fallen boulders is dwarfed by a sandstone cliff, Capitol Reef National Park.Cliff, Boulders, and Tree. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A solitary tree growing among fallen boulders is dwarfed by a sandstone cliff, Capitol Reef National Park.Earlier on this late afternoon the had worked our way into an wide accessible sandstone canyon with tall walls, lots of boulders, and trees placed in…

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Arch and Shadows | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Arch and Shadows | G Dan Mitchell Photography A Utah red rock country arch in a shadowed canyon.Arch and Shadows. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A Utah red rock country arch in a shadowed canyon.Sometimes in Southern Utah you might start to feel like improbable features like this are simply everywhere, and you wouldn’t be far from correct. While many are familiar with them from justifiably famous national parks like Zion and Arches, similar features are…

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Red Rock and Autumn Color – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock and Autumn Color Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Red Rock and Autumn Color. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Back in Autumn of 2012 I had an unusual opportunity to spend a total of roughly a month photographing in the red rock country of Southern Utah. I was there early in the month for a couple weeks, and I returned…

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Red Rock and Autumn Color – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock and Autumn Color Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Red Rock and Autumn Color. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Back in Autumn of 2012 I had an unusual opportunity to spend a total of roughly a month photographing in the red rock country of Southern Utah. I was there early in the month for a couple weeks, and I returned…

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Red Rock and Autumn Color – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock and Autumn Color Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Red Rock and Autumn Color. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Back in Autumn of 2012 I had an unusual opportunity to spend a total of roughly a month photographing in the red rock country of Southern Utah. I was there early in the month for a couple weeks, and I returned…

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Red Rock and Autumn Color – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock and Autumn Color Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Red Rock and Autumn Color. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Back in Autumn of 2012 I had an unusual opportunity to spend a total of roughly a month photographing in the red rock country of Southern Utah. I was there early in the month for a couple weeks, and I returned…

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Red Rock and Autumn Color – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock and Autumn Color Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Red Rock and Autumn Color. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Back in Autumn of 2012 I had an unusual opportunity to spend a total of roughly a month photographing in the red rock country of Southern Utah. I was there early in the month for a couple weeks, and I returned…

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Red Rock and Autumn Color – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock and Autumn Color Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Red Rock and Autumn Color. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Back in Autumn of 2012 I had an unusual opportunity to spend a total of roughly a month photographing in the red rock country of Southern Utah. I was there early in the month for a couple weeks, and I returned…

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Red Rock and Autumn Color – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock and Autumn Color Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Red Rock and Autumn Color. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Back in Autumn of 2012 I had an unusual opportunity to spend a total of roughly a month photographing in the red rock country of Southern Utah. I was there early in the month for a couple weeks, and I returned…

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Red Rock and Autumn Color – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock and Autumn Color Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Red Rock and Autumn Color. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Back in Autumn of 2012 I had an unusual opportunity to spend a total of roughly a month photographing in the red rock country of Southern Utah. I was there early in the month for a couple weeks, and I returned…

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Red Rock and Autumn Color – Fine Art Photography Article

Red Rock and Autumn Color Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Red Rock and Autumn Color. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Early autumn color at the base of Zion Naitonal Park cliffs.Back in Autumn of 2012 I had an unusual opportunity to spend a total of roughly a month photographing in the red rock country of Southern Utah. I was there early in the month for a couple weeks, and I returned…

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