Fall in the Rain Shadow

Fish Slough Autumn

I’ve seen and photographed some bright and lush fall color scenes this season, but the brilliant gold of aspens in the mountains did not resonate for me emotionally this year. More and more, I love the Great Basin desert for its pockets of surprising beauty set in austere surroundings. I saw much “better” expanses of fall color in October, but the only scene which really moved me was this oasis of dry country cottonwoods glowing under the moisture-blocking ramparts of the Sierra.

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