Bishop (CA), Lone Tree, Basin Mountain, Layered Peaks

ISO100, 135mm, f/9, 1/160 sec
Bishop Creek Basin, CA

While the search for Fall Colors in the Eastern Sierras has been a ritual of mine for the last 3 years, two days of wind essentially removed the leaves off the trees in the usually photogenic Bishop Creek Basin.  Lake Sabrina and North Lake?  Little to no leaves.  We were able to enjoy the colors a little further down the hill at the Intake 2 campground and further north along Hwy 395.

Few photographs were taken while of the colors, but on the drive back down to the city of Bishop, the peaks were beautifully backlit and we found ourselves on Starlight Drive, parallel to the more famous Buttermilk Road.  Though I snapped various multiple exposure shots for possible panorama compositions, it is this lone tree with the layers that gets the first nod on the blog.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO100, 135mm, f/9, 1/160 sec

Bishop (CA), Lone Tree, Basin Mountain, Layered Peaks.  Bishop Creek Basin near Buttermilks, CA. October 16, 2014. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

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