Looking back at Fall 2009 in the Eastern Sierras

Since the fall color has pretty much played out for the year (and since I’m homesick for Bishop but can’t squeeze in a trip up there for at least a few more weeks–hopefully, for some shots in the snow), I thought I’d go back through my photos from last month and see if any more jumped out at me as worthy of sharing.  Here are the fall season leftovers!

The aspens at Lundy were only just beginning to turn to gold when we were there, but with the right light, aspens are, of course, beautiful to photograph year-round.

wavy aspens

I’d hoped for some nice reflection shots from the big beaver dam in the back of the canyon, but it was far too windy that afternoon as the first snowstorm of the season was on its way across the sierras (we woke up to about 6 inches of snow the next morning!).

There are multiple beaver dams in the canyon that form a series of ad hoc lakes, and this is the final dam in the very back of the canyon, where it ascends up into the 20 Lakes Basin at the eastern edge of Yosemite National Park.

lundy beaver dam

I spotted a few bare aspens on one of the upper ridges of Lundy Canyon, and liked the drama of the branches against the sky.

lundy aspens bw

Bishop Creek below South Lake, one of my favorite places to visit this fall.

bishop creek3

Looking down into Lee Vining Canyon from the Tioga Pass.

lee vining sunrise

alpine aspens

June Lake aspens.

june lake aspens2

Autumn reflections, Merced River, Yosemite National Park.

autumn reflections

Merced River, Yosemite National Park.

merced river canyon

merced river dogwoods

And finally, a few black and white conversions.

bw aspens

sierra crest sunrise

395 storm bw

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~ by Survivor of BPD Parent on November 8, 2009.

One Response to “Looking back at Fall 2009 in the Eastern Sierras”

  1. Wow, I love the photos of the Merced River! I hope to go to Yosemite in the near future. I just moved to California a few months ago and I’m dying to see more!

    — Gally

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