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Aspen Grove, North Lake

Aspen Grove, North Lake: Aspen Grove. North Lake, California. October 1, 2006. © "copyright g dan mitchell". ("sales")    keywords: aspen grove north lake bishop creek california sierra nevada black and white photograph

Aspen Grove. North Lake, California. October 1, 2006. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell. (Sales)

This is one of those photographs that had to sit for awhile before I could see what was in it. It was taken in the lower portion of a large aspen grove that spreads up the hillside above North Lake in the Bishop Creek drainage. I was there earlier this fall and, after shooting the obvious gaudy colors around the lake, I decided to walk into this grove where the light was very interesting because of the yellow leaf canopy and the changing light as clouds moved overhead.

When I got home I liked the photo but couldn’t quite figure out how to handle it because there was so much yellow in it – the leaves overhead, the glow on the trees, the foliage on the ground. It wasn’t until earlier this week that it finally made sense to me to crop it a bit and try this monochrome version.
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November 22, 2006 - Posted by | Sierra Nevada

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