Fall Color Assignment Winner Ross Stone

We received over 600 submissions to our two-week-long Fall Color Photography Assignment. Congratulations to Ross Stone for winning with the image, “The Cottonwood Forest Is Magick.” See more of Ross Stone’s photography at www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/.

View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots!

Winner: "The Cottonwood Forest Is Magick" By Ross Stone


“This forest is gorgeously golden yellow and I had it all to myself," says Stone. "This forest is off the beaten path and most tourists that visit the area bypass this area entirely, but not me. Besides the cows, I had this spot all to myself and it was quietly beautiful.”

This image was taken off Warm Springs Road near Bishop, California.

Canon 80D, EFS 15-85mm USM at 15mm. Exposure: 1/400 sec., f/4, ISO 100.