Aspen Trunks, B&W

North Lake, Eastern Sierras near Bishop, CA

This photograph was taken during the first of three trips out to the Eastern Sierras last year for the Fall Colors.  Planned as more of a scouting trip than anything else, I visited all three of the major lakes in the Bishop Creek area.  While I did take some sweeping shots of the lakes, the leaves had only just started turning and were about a week away from peak in some areas.  Unfortunately an early storm hit the area 3 days later.  While those that were lucky to be in the area for the snow, it caused the leaves that had turned to drop soon after.

Often, it’s not the sweeping landscapes that get my attention, it ‘s the little compositions.  Whether it’s photographing textures and patterns, I like the thrill of the hunt for something to shoot that’s a little different.  At the end of the day, everyone out there shooting has photographs very similar to yours when you’re at well-known spots, so what else can you shoot that’s different?

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 48mm, ISO 400, 1/125 sec, f/5.3

Aspen Trunks, B&W.  North Lake, Eastern Sierras, near Bishop, CA.  October 01, 2010. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

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