California's Highway 267 is a short route connecting north Lake Tahoe with Interstate freeway 80. Highway 80 continues westward crossing the Sierra Nevada mountains at over 7,000 feet at the infamous Donner Pass.
And just like the historical Donner Party unable to cross the mountains due to an early October snowstorm, it snowed here the next day.
Nearby is the popular Northstar ski resort which I have skied with my "skinny skies" (cross country skis).
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Wahclellaspirit (3961) 2013-10-12 9:16
Nice color in the Aspens as well as the reflection of the golds in the foreground trunk.
you might go to Cisco Grove just south of where you are and drive out past the PGE Lake to the peak, old cinder cone or volcano named Devils Peak if I recall, where there are Rose Quartz veins lying atop the ground. There is a massive boulder field between the lake and the peak, several as large as large cabins. An interesting locale...
marina7 (8051) 2013-10-12 10:18
my fav time of the year is all sun and gold in your picture. Beautiful photo, love the atmosphere and wish I could feel that sun too:)
Thanks and best wishes!
bukitgolfb301 (34916) 2013-10-12 13:01
Hi dear Ray
Wow great seasonal image for mid Autumn! So beutiful and fantatsic shot. An intentional over exposure against strong back sun light is very very tasetful.
The composition is perfect at all.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero
thebest (4272) 2013-10-12 18:06
Thank you so much for your critic - sorry for delay in responding I have been snowed under with work... now I can get back to what I like ' photography '
This is a beautiful Autumn scene.
I remember the Infamous Donner Pass & the party of people - a tragic story - best not to say to much.
I love the colours of Autumn nothing beats it!!!
Is there a memorial to the people that perished on the pass.
delpeoples (52771) 2013-10-13 4:20
What amazing colours and textures. I like how the light shines through the leaves of the trees and the wood provides and excellent contrast. A stunning photo, congratulations.
Noel_Byrne (22062) 2013-10-13 5:32
The light falling through those trees looks superb, and shows the autumn colors really nicely. A great addition to include the hut as an extra point of interest in the frame too.
All the best
Silvio1953 (118143) 2013-10-13 12:53
Ciao Ray, fascinating composition with fantastic autumnal colors, splendid light and wonderful clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (54045) 2014-07-22 8:27
Well used the backlight effect on this forest, Ray.
Yellow leaves are beautifully with dark background contrast, lit and sharp in details. View through the grover, show wooden hut with opening to free air...
superb photojob, my cong.'s,