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October 29th, 2014

Autumn Light

Posted By Michael Frye
Late-afternoon sun in an aspen grove, Toiyabe NF, CA, USA
Light is a vital aspect of any photograph, and always the first thing I think about when deciding where to go with my camera. The more you understand light, the better your photographs will be. Any kind of light can work for fall color – under the right circumstances. But some kinds seem to work better than others. While photographing and leading workshops in the eastern Sierra, I was usually looking for backlight or soft light on the aspens – or best of all, soft backlight. 
December 5th, 2013

Aspens in the Snow

Posted By Michael Frye
Aspens and pines in an autumn snowstorm, Toiyabe NF, CA, USA; 1/8 sec at f/22, ISO 50
In October I fulfilled a long-time dream: to photograph autumn aspens in the snow. I posted one photograph from that snowy day here, and two more from the following morning here. But I made a lot of other images during that storm, and now finally have a chance to show you some of them. On … 
November 11th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Michael Lindberg

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Autumn Star by Michael Lindberg
Nevada isn’t usually the first place that leaps to mind when one mentions fall color. In his photo from the Autumn Sunsets Assignment, Michael Lindberg shows that the arid state in the desert southwest shouldn’t be dismissed.  
November 1st, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Wendy Gedack

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Colorful Fall In Colorado by Wendy Gedack
Wendy Gedack’s photo of the Dallas Divide in Colorado is from the recent Fall Color Assignment. That Assignment ran for an extended time and this s just one of the many beautiful photos we received.  
October 27th, 2013

Photographing Sunbursts

Posted By Michael Frye
Aspens and morning sunlight, Inyo NF, CA, USA
I’ve always felt that the best photographs capture a mood or feeling. It’s easier to convey a mood when the weather gets stormy, but how do you capture a mood on a clear, sunny day? The answer, I think, is to go with it—to emphasize the sun, the blue sky, and the brightness of the … 
October 13th, 2013

A Landscape Transformed

Posted By Michael Frye
Autumn aspens, Conway Summit, Inyo NF, CA, USA
Here are two photographs I made last week near Conway Summit on the eastern side of the Sierra. The first one, above, is from Tuesday afternoon, with soft backlight filtering through thin clouds and making the leaves glow. The second image, below, was made Wednesday morning under overcast skies as the snow started to fall. I used a fast shutter speed (1/90th sec.) to freeze the motion of the snowflakes, which created a faint white dot pattern across the frame. 
August 7th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Joseph Thomas

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Stained Glass by Joseph Thomas
Fall color can be overwhelming and the task we face as photographers is to distill a scene down to the minimum number of elements to fully convey that scene. To paraphrase Reverend Maclean the film A River Runs Through It, the art of photography is in thrift.  
June 11th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Dan Holmes

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Dry Brush & Tuff by Dan Holmes
On a bright, high-key day this scene is would be washed out, but when the sky is overcast, you can make a photo like this. Dan Holmes submitted today’s Photo Of The Day to the Cloudy Days Assignment which is still open through midnight tonight.  
October 1st, 2012

Not All Who Wander Are Lost (Joseph Rossbach)

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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While leading my Grand Teton Autumn Tour, we found ourselves down near Shcwabacher Landing on the last morning of the trip. The clouds and light seemed very promising and I wanted to get my clients some amazing images to end the tour. Shwabacher Landing is an iconic location and a beautiful one at that. As … 
September 28th, 2012

Never Stop Exploring (Joseph Rossbach)

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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For the past eight days I have been in Jackson, Wyoming shooting landscapes and fall color, as well as leading a photo tour of Grand Teton National Park. Everyday I was up at 4am and often didn’t get to bed until after 11pm. Exhausted at the end of the trip I drove five hours south …