Sierra Fall Color 17 ©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 Aspen trunks are twisted and have personality. They are obscurred by the forest in Spring and Summer because the green leaves blend into the background. In the Fall they seem to almost jump for recognition, decorated in their brilliant yellow color. This one seems to be jumping into the blue sky.
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.