California being the third largest state out of 50 within the U.S. of A., has perhaps the most diverse populations and scenery. An example of the diversity, comparing this spot with the mega cities in SoCal and the Frisco Bay areas, is the opposite of the spectrum.
The 200 resident Sierraville's Martinelli Ranch is representative of the Gold period for California. Located in north/east California above Lake Tahoe, in Sierraville with rural highway 89 running south to north, this ranch existed to raise cattle, providing dairy products and beef for the gold and silver mining communities even as far away as the Comstock Lode in the State of Nevada. Today the mega corporate cattle yards have dominated, reducing the effectiveness of the classical cattle ranches.
Sierraville notoriously has the only traffic signal in the entire County of Sierra, which is amazing.
In this view, is the Martinelli ranch home surrounded by mature cottonwood trees in their autumn splendor.
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pyffepa (625) 2013-10-13 8:46
Nice picture of season.
I appreciate that house surrounded by colored trees.
On my screen the colors appears very soft and over-exposed, I guess the levels could be tuned.
saxo042 (36728) 2013-10-13 9:21
I like the way you have composed this picture with the lines along the strong branches framing the building. I also notice that the colours are quite pale and the contrast is low. I consider this a deliberate choice you have made, the effect is in fact quite pleasant and artistic. There is a clear feeling of a painting around this photo. Your note is also very interesting
Oceania (4520) 2013-10-14 6:06
This autumn scene is spectacular. These tree are mainly in orange color. They must be hundred years old.
Have a nice week!
eldancer1 (24783) 2013-10-14 9:33
Autumn is my favorite time of the year because of the beautiful colors. I wouldn't mind living in this house but California is too expensive for me. Good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (115213) 2013-10-14 10:59
Ciao Ray, Lovely composition with fascinating forest, fantastic autumnal colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio