California's Fall Color: A Photographer's Guide to Autumn in the Sierra

California's Fall Color: A Photographer's Guide to Autumn in the Sierra

by G Dan Mitchell

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Overview

No need to hop on a plane to the East Coast! California has beautiful fall foliage, especially in the Sierra Nevada, which glows red and golden every year with aspens, cottonwoods, dogwoods, maples, and oaks. This compact, lively guide shows visitors where and how to capture the best images of turning leaves in the eastern Sierra, Tahoe, and Yosemite, as well as destinations off the beaten track. Mitchell's advice is suitable for photographers of all levels, whether tourists who want to share their experience with friends or professionals seeking advice for dealing with the special challenges of fall photography. More than a manual of technical considerations, though, California's Fall Color encourages us to be overwhelmed by beauty—to take home an image containing the color but, just as importantly, the essence of that sublime feeling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597143172
Publisher: Heyday
Publication date: 04/01/2018
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,233,859
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

G Dan Mitchell is a California photographer and visual opportunist whose subjects include the Pacific coast, the redwoods, central California oak/grasslands, the Sierra Nevada, California deserts, the American Southwest, wildlife, urban landscapes, street photography, and night photography.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Autumn in the Sierra Nevada 11

Where to Find Fall Color 17

High-Elevation Aspens 18

US Route 395 and the Eastern Sierra 18

Passes and Trans-Sierra Routes 43

Lake Tahoe and Hope Valley 52

Aspens and Snow 64

Fall Color in Yosemite Valley 68

How to Photograph Fall Color 87

Embracing the Unexpected 96

Etiquette and Respect 105

Conclusion 111

Resources and Acknowledgments 114

About the Author 116

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