South of Bishop at the small town of Independence, a spur road from Highway 395 leads west and dead ends in Onion Valley Canyon at 9,200 feet. Within the Inyo Mountains seen here is California's second tallest - Mount Williamson at 14,375 feet.
Onion Valley is named after a wild swamp onion, whose rosy-pink flowers dot the canyon's slope in July. At the lower elevation yellow rabbitbrush and as seen here, the cottonwood provide autumn color.
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dta (82960) 2014-06-09 6:52
Hello RAy ,
How beautiful are mountains landscapes in autumn ! Very well composed picture with the coloured trees in tehe Fg , contrasting with the grey moutains in the BG and teh perfect blue sky .
Royaldevon (43931) 2014-06-09 6:54
The mountains alone would have made an interesting shot but the inclusion of the autumnal coloured trees raises the bar considerably; they add colour, depth and a fine focal point.
Have a good day,
chrislo (4097) 2014-06-09 8:09
A beautiful atmospheric shot from a very well chosen vantage point. The trees are well positioned, and balance the image perfectly providing scale and depth in the landscape. The bright orange birches are wonderfully complemented by the beautiful blue sky, and the rugged mountains in the background make a lovely contrast. The depth of field is well managed, keeping a good focus throughout. A beautiful and peaceful landscape.
Silvio1953 (154133) 2014-06-09 12:13
Ciao Ray, fantastic mountain landscape, lovely composition with beautiful Tree in FG, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful autumnal colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PaulVDV (32723) 2014-06-09 16:10
A very beautiful landscape and I especially like the light and the colour contrast between the autumn tones of the leaves and the blue sky.
Best regards, Paul
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-06-09 22:03
Ray, a place that is worth visiting for its winsome changing of colors and for its beauteous mountain range! great contrast and extraordinary country!!
emka (107795) 2014-06-09 23:59
Hello Ray, Marvelous picture from this Onion Valley. Spectacular composition with autumn trees, so deluicate anith d beautiful, and very high mountains. Stunning sharpness.
I do not wonder you are in love with Easter sierra, the landscape is breath taking.
WArm regrads MAlgo
federico (4601) 2014-06-10 2:06
hello ray, very well composed photo with the autumnal trees in the fg backed by the majestic mountains
warm light and nice colours
jhm (160941) 2014-06-10 5:42
A lovely autumn picture with nice colours of the trees in centre of your picture.
Also the light on the mountain tops cares for excellent light.
A very well picture with nice colours and excellent presentation.
Nice panorama view too.
Very well done, TFS.
claudeD (41880) 2014-06-11 2:13
Wonderful colors for this very interesting picture. Vey good composition, fine sharpness and excellent clarity. The blue sky is amazing.Verycwell done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
fritzi007 (12518) 2014-06-12 9:50
beautiful photo, pure nature, very good comment, really a good job, congratulations!
Thanks as always,
delpeoples (59880) 2014-06-13 19:25
Jeez I can't get over that you've been hiding these wee gems for us for 4 years! Finally they have emerged and allowed to take their place in the sun. The golden trees are just fabulous. We don't get Autumn colours like that, we really only have summer and winter, so imagine they are even more of a revelation to me than to a Northern Hemisphere person. Wonderful, imposing mountains and grey brown colours contrasting with a cloudless sky. Magic pure magic. Good to see it's so wild and untouched.
chawax (20760) 2014-06-14 0:18
Good ingredients here : a wonderful landscape, beautiful autumn colours, good weather. I love the autumn trees in the FG, they catch our attention. If you moved to the right to take your picture, it would have been better I think, putting the trees on the left thirds line and having more space for the beautiful mountains in the background. Nice shot anyway, a nice place to photograph !