"One shining morning, at the head of the Pacheco Pass, a landscape was displayed that after all my wanderings still sppears as the most divinely beautiful and sublime I have ever beheld. There at my feet lay the great plain of California, level as a lake thirty or forty miles wide, four hundred long, one rich furred bed of golden Compositae. And along the eastern shore of this lake of gold rose the mighty Sierra, miles in height, in massive, tranquil grandeur, so gloriously colored and so radiant that it seemed not clothed with light, but wholly composed of it, like the wall of some celestial city. Along the top, and extending a good way down, was a rich pearl-gray belt of snow; then a blue and dark purple, marking the extension of forests; and stretching along the base of the range a broad belt of rose-purple, where lay the miners' gold and the open foothill gardens - all the colors smoothly blending, making a wall of light clear as crystal and ineffably fine, yet firm as adamant. Then it seemed to me the Sierra should be called, not the Nevada or Snowy Range, but the Range of Light."
--- JOHN MUIR, 1890
This golden yellow view of the Range of Light, is on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada, along Bishop Creek Road.
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emilbo (22616) 2012-12-19 13:28
Magnifique photo prise dans une belle lumière matinale. La scène est magnifique et bien composée. La petite chute est intéressante et a un bon impact pour la beauté de la photo. Les couleurs automnales sont merveilleuses.
cargus (9371) 2012-12-19 21:42
Beautiful autumn colors excellent played in your landscape, a perfect blend of light and clarity, an image well done.!!
delpeoples (54693) 2012-12-20 3:53
What marvellous COLOURS ;) They really are magnificent and I like how you used the vertical frame where the golden tree finish and start the composition. The textures are magnificent and they contrast superbly with the greyish tones in the midground. Fabulous shot.
Best regards from hot n humid Sydney
mirosu (15156) 2012-12-22 1:46
Waterfalls have such an awesome beauty to them that they always compel one to want to capture the power and motion that is contained within them. I like this image for several reasons. The elements of a great visual story are all there. There is motion, power, a vast scope of distance and height, and of course, excellent fall colors around. Very nice photo. Have a nice weekend.