Falls Colors in the Eastern Sierra

In early October I ventured along the eastern Sierra Mountains for a few days in search of things to point my camera at. The eastern Sierra during fall is very active with photographers from all over the state and some from other states. It was interesting to pull over on the road where there was no one. Within seconds, others often pulled over at the same spot. You can follow the changing conditions each year on this California Fall Color Map.

Blue Dawn – Each morning I was up at dawn, usually going to the this lake where there were always other photographers.
Embracing Autumn – A few aspens are beginning to change their colors, snuggled between ever-green cousins.
Middle Fork Bishop Creek
Sabrina Autumn – This is the view on the way to Lake Sabrina with Picture Peak in distance.
Forest Path – I explored along this short trail along the road to North Lake.

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Tuolumne Meadows 2019

This year I took some friends to camp in the high country of Yosemite National Park for 4 days. There were 7 in our group. For a few people camping was a new experience. I enjoyed sharing some of my favorite hikes and seeing their excitement. One woman commented, “This is better than shopping!” We had a great trip!

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I took an additional day and night on my own to revisit a favorite location and focus on photography. Here are some of those photos.

Tenaya Lake and Half Dome are off in the distance below.
Parker Pass Creek runs along Tioga Road. The mosquitoes here were really bad. For me to say that, they had to be REALLY bad!
Peaceful – I loved roaming around before, during, and after sunset looking for compositions and being here!
The moon draws close to the western horizon as the first stars appear.