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on Sep 28, 2012 in Landscape Photography

Eastern Sierra Fall Color

Making the drive to the airport yesterday, I was able to survey the fall color scene. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being killer, it might be a 5 this year. Sure, there are some pockets which will be sweet in the next week but generally, the trees are going from green to brown. My favorite grove on Conway Summit is already half brown, this scene from 2010 might happen in small sections in the next week to ten days. But don’t let that stop you from going out and shoot fall color. Look for those small splashes of color and work them. Find just one tree on a blue sky day and exploit it with a polarizer. All it takes is that one, perfect leaf and you’ll have a great day of shooting. I would suggest on the Eastern slope, look for the small draws that still have water running for the best color and photography. But any day outside beats any day inside, especially if you have a camera with you!