Storm Clouds Above Leidig Meadow, Yosemite Valley
The sun has begun reaching through the snow clouds, lighting up the trees at the north edge of the meadow.
El Capitan and the Merced River, Yosemite National Park
Although it doesn’t have the intensity of the aspen that can be found in the eastern Sierra, Yosemite Valley does have interesting fall color from the maples and other trees. This is one of my favorite spots to catch reflections of El Capitan in the Merced River, taken from the south bank in early October. The river flows quietly here and creates these mirror like images in the fall.
Rocky Brook, Olympic Peninsula, Washington
This is a favorite, very easy hike of mine in the eastern Olympic peninsula. It leads along this brook to an attractive waterfall. In early October, the vine maples and the moss on the rocks added these spots of color. I enjoy creating photographic compositions with the water flowing around the many boulders in the brook.