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Storm Light of Autumn

By SteveSieren  
Ever watch the alpen glow fade and dissapear before it was going to get good, well that's happened but it came back through a hole in the clouds. No wonder it's a favorite time of year for so many photographers.

Normally I stay away from iconic scenes but I was scouting for a workshop and hanging out with NPNer's Eric Good and Chris Chamberlain so there was no doubt I'd end up at this heavily over shot lake more then once. I never complain about the crowd and just shoot around them since it's just the nature of iconic places. I knew the color there would be a lot better there then previous years because of all the extra water in the El Nino year so it would be worth working around the crowds. I spent about 2 weeks out there and can still head back in a week and shoot plenty more fall color in the lower parts of the canyons.

The workshop was a success with about 40 students coming and going to 5 instructors throught out the week. I'd heard there were 60 photographers along the creek outlet here at North Lake the day before. Hope to share a few other images from this morning but my choosing of what to process is very sporadic. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I created a pano of the same scene, don't let the rectangle box of your viewfinder (LCD) limit your creativity!

Tags: Autumn California Mountain Range Sierra nevada Landscape and travel Fall color Eastern sierra North lake Bishop creek Western us

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15 Oct 2010 4:17PM
Beautiful image !!!


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Cormy 9 3 England
15 Oct 2010 4:19PM
Absolutely gorgeous.The light is awesome.
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2010 4:22PM
outstanding - such great light

15 Oct 2010 5:07PM
Beautiful capture!
15 Oct 2010 5:28PM
Thank you Chris, Alan, Linda and Rick! It was sure nice to the whitness a magic moment like that when the clouds do the right thing!
bokeh 8 2 Romania
15 Oct 2010 5:30PM
fantastic shot,excellent captured
ensign 9 207 1 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2010 6:28PM
Great image, love the reflection.
schumi 6 England
15 Oct 2010 6:49PM
Cracking shot, super colours, well done.
akhtarkhan 14 4 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2010 9:42PM
Am I looking into the mirror? Fantastic shot.
1 Sep 2011 5:07PM
Great shot one of may favourite areas.
Ayoob 5 Australia
18 Jan 2012 10:17PM
Beautiful sky, reflection and excellent capture-well done.......Grin

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