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Here are several images I made while in the Eastern Sierras looking for Fall Colors.

A spillover along a creek…

Spill Over

The back-light was gorgeous on this little tree, but the broken branch looked like an arm with fingers placing the tree in the light to me.

Backlit Leaves

a little cluster of color among the sage brush…Fall Colors

After sunrise I turned around and saw some Alpine Glow on the Sierras so hustled over to the this side to make a quick image. The reflections were nice too.

Alpine Glow on Eastern Sierras from Mono Lake

I was delighted to see a little flock of White Crowned Sparrows. They’re just beginning to show up in the Bay Area to winter where I live.

White Crowned Sparrows

a valley full of color!

Fall Colors

I couldn’t resist a little close up of the new pinecone with the golden Bokeh gleaming behind it.  Feels like Christmas in October. 🙂

Pinecone  Virginia Lake Area

I walked back from Misty Fall about a quarter mile to get this shot.  I’m so glad I did. I love this sign!

South Fork Bishop Creek Canyon


Nikon Df| Nikkor 17-35mm & 180mm lenses| Delkin Digital Film| Tripod & Hand-held

More to come…



  1. Beautiful countryside! I love the fir with the up close pine cone – breathtaking! 😀

  2. beautiful captures Deborah!

  3. The stone wall and flowing stream tumbling into waterfall were beautiful, Deborah. I enjoyed the different ways you view nature. I often “see” human characteristics in forms of nature. It adds to my interest and adds humor in the sights! 🙂

  4. Wow love these colors Deborah!

  5. Stunning shots from the Sierras. I especially love your shot with the lake:) Now if you could have a view like that from your living room:):)

  6. what a beautiful place Deb! thank you for sharing that beauty in your wonderful images.

  7. These are beautiful! I’m looking forward to the color continuing to make its way here. 🙂

  8. You’ve captured Fall perfectly!! 🙂

  9. Lovely fall colours pictures. It is my favourite season…(Suzanne)

    • Thank you so much Suzanne! Early Fall is my favorite season, followed by Spring. Once the days get short and dark by 5PM, and the leaves are gone I’m longing for Spring. 🙂

  10. Wow, what a glorious day you had! These shots just glow. I love the sign too.

    • Thank you so much Melissa! In the right the hills, and valley did glow with lovely autumn colors.

      It was a lovely week-end with good friends, and beautiful scenery.

  11. I agree – that fallen branch does look like a giant hand. Great photo capturing the tree all lit up from the sun.
    I really like the last photo with the sign too – the strengthening light on the side of the building.
    I liked them all – you have so much wonderful natural inspiration around you!!

    • Thank you so much Joanne! That building on the side of the sign isn’t really a building; it a little water storage thingy…like one the railroad used to use and you see on the tops of buildings in NYC.

      That tree branch and tree looked like sculpture to me in that moment. Tree stumps often do look art to me when I’m out in nature.

      You said, “you have so much wonderful natural inspiration around you!!”
      I think that’s why I am passionate about landscape and nature photography. Sometimes I look around and see an image as if it was already composed for me I just need to set up and press the shutter button. 🙂

      • When we were on our end-to-end hike on the Bruce Trail, I would often encounter the same thing – see Buddha in a rock, an elephant in an old gnarly tree, etc.
        I felt the same way as you – nature had already composed for me and I just had to take the photograph 🙂

  12. If there’s something I miss from the years I lived in the States is the Autumn. Beautiful pictures!

  13. These are stunning, Deborah. I love the little waterfall, you can almost hear it in that photo. Love the sign too. Younfounf dome nice color and lots of interesting bits.

    • Thank you so much Dan! I’m so glad I followed my instincts to follow the sound of water. This little creek and bridge were lovely.

  14. All lovely. Are there ever any reds or oranges there? And what is Delkin Digital film? Is it something more than a storage card?

    • Thank you so much Bunty! I don’t see the reds in the Eastern Sierras, but we do get some orange, but there wasn’t much of it this year. I’ve been wondering why not? Fall came a bit earlier this year I wonder it that has something to do with it?

      Delkin is the brand of digital memory I’m using. Since it’s a digital negative I call it digital film.

  15. Really nice photos!!

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