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Aspen Bark


Sierra Fall Color 12 ©2009,wolf dietrich

The Fall Colors of the Sierras are magnificent. From the yellow leafed Quacking Aspen to the reddish brown shrubs and grasses, the mountains are painted with color. My favorite annual trip to photograph these awe inspiring colors is along Highway 88, from Silver Lake, over Carson Pass into Hope Valley. From Hope Valley to Markleyville and over Monitor Pass to Lee Vining. This is one photographic adventure that requires at least a few days to enjoy and photograph. There is so much beautiful color and if luck will have it, a few clouds in the sky.

The white bark of the Aspen invites graffiti. It is somewhat a shame, yet the graffiti tells a story. This shot is atop Monitor Pass. Some of the messages date back years. Messages to mark the way or perhaps to make a statement. Even bear scratch their mark on the bark. Someday I will photograph a bear scratch!

Printed at 12 x 18 inches, and matted and framed to 18 x 24 inches, this image is truly a wonderful capture of this beautiful scene.