G Dan Mitchell Photography http://www.gdanmitchell.com Daily photographs, news, observations, and ideas about photography Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:30:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 G Dan Mitchell Photography http://www.gdanmitchell.com/images/Dan-at-Shuksan_VertCrop144Wide.jpghttp://www.gdanmitchell.com Daily photographs, news, observations, and ideas about photography East Carson River, Autumnhttp://www.gdanmitchell.com/2014/10/23/east-carson-river-autumn http://www.gdanmitchell.com/2014/10/23/east-carson-river-autumn#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:30:51 +0000 http://www.gdanmitchell.com/?p=29994 East Carson River, Autumn

East Carson River, Autumn

East Carson River, Autumn. Alpine County, California. October 10, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

Fall colors along the canyon of the East Carson River, California

Aspens are most certainly not the only sources of autumn color in the Sierra Nevada. There are many bush-like plants that can be quite colorful, such as the willows that may line high elevation creeks, and in the lower places along rivers cottonwood trees produce beautiful color just a bit later than the aspens.

This photograph was made along a section of the East Carson River not far from the tiny town of Markleeville in Alpine County, one of the least populated areas in the state. In this general area there is a transition from the higher country around the Sierra crest toward the high desert east of the range where rivers like this one end up. As I drove up the highway alongside the East Carson it was still early morning and shadows filled the bottom of the river canyon, where colors came from brush, cottonwoods, reflected blue sky and warmer colors reflected from higher canyon walls.


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