Autumn is the most anticipated season for photographers, especially those of us who live in the mountains. As we eased into October 2017, hints of color began to pop. I explored and scouted every day with great anticipation, and was pleased to find this one aspen grove bursting with diverse color.
I returned early the next morning, while the sun was still behind the mountains. The cold night had caused even greater color change, and made for a true mountain photography experience. This was the first image I would expose to film this Fall season, and it felt great.
As I scouted for a composition, I felt the chaos in the forest. Unlike Colorado and Utah, our aspens often grow in a “less orderly” fashion. I have come to embrace the beauty in the chaos, and this image is an example of that beauty found in a Lake Tahoe Autumn. Painter’s Palette, Tahoe Aspens embodies my catch phrase, “The Fine Art of Nature”.