"The Sierra has the brightest weather, brightest glacier-polished rocks, the greatest abundance of irised spray from its glorious waterfalls, the brightest forests of silver firs and silver pines, more starshine, moonshine, and perhaps crystalshine than any other mountain chain, and its countless mirror lakes, having more light poured into them, glow and spangle most.
And how glorious the shining after the short summer showers and after frosty nights when the morning sunbeams are pouring through the crystals on the grass and pine needles, and how ineffably spiritually fine is the morning glow on the mountain-glow on the mountaintops and the alpen glow of evening.
Well may the Sierra be named,
not the Snowy Range,
but the Range of Light.
--- JOHN MUIR
This view is a wider panorama of Convict Lake from the east end looking into the heart of the Sierras - Mount Morrison 12,268 feet above sea level, and Laurel Mountain 11,812 feet.
A dusting of snow on October 12th.
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GREGG (8293) 2012-10-24 8:19
beautiful mountain sceneries,
good frame, nice pov and autumn colors
chrisvek (5645) 2012-10-24 14:36
Great shoot with original colors of Autumn.Very good POV and details.Great job!Congrats!
Have a nice evening
ACL1978 (6103) 2012-10-24 15:51
Beautiful autmun shot, Ray. The light is almost rolling down the hills here, and it creates some lovely reflection in the water.
JudyR (1657) 2012-10-25 11:38
Ahhhhh, thanks for the memories
bona (10212) 2012-10-25 20:39
this a very pretty place indeed. But I think the photo could be better. Maybe adding more dark (using levels correction) and adding more sharpness will result in a explendid photo. I like the trees reflection on the lake and the cloud over the mountain peak.
mirosu (5557) 2012-10-26 3:13
It is a well-chosen framing, in a straight-angle shot that works very well graphically, and gives a nice perspective to the well lighted hills. The light and the shades have a beautiful effect on the elements, and the colors are magnificent. The nice colorful reflections in the water add some nice contrast to this excellent photo. Well done.
eldancer1 (17316) 2012-10-29 9:34
Beautiful! Awesome capture of this autumn mountain scene! Great lighting and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors with good saturation. Well done, tfs.
Just got back from Yosemite, no autumn colors and Merced river is almost dry so no waterfalls.
PecoBud (3778) 2012-11-16 10:52
Hey Ray!! We have to get out to this lake sometime, it's so gorgeous!! Excellent POV and DOF. Beautiful colors and clarity, great job!!
TFS..........Your Friend from California......Buddy