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Sierra Fall Colors

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by WoodWorks, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    I got tired of working, so I told my clients to take a powder, got permission from she-who-must-be-obeyed, and took off for a little 1,900-mile motorcycle loop around the eastern Sierras, Death Valley, and central Nevada to check out the fall colors.

    Tioga Canyon Ride.jpg
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    I'm pretty sure that I timed it well.

    Walker Lake Road
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Lundy Lake 1
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Lee Vining Creek
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    June Lake 1
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    And even in Death Valley, where there are no trees, there was plenty to delight the eye.

    Mesquite Dunes 1
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Mesquite Dunes 3
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    I took plenty more, which can be seen on my Flickr page.
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  2. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Wow, David, gorgeous colors. My wife and I especially like the "Walker Lake Road".

    Can you believe it, we were in that area at about the same time. Will post our pictures soon.
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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Yeah, you, me, and it seemed like half of the western world! ;)

    I look forward to seeing what you brought back, Brian. Though I do hope they don't put mine to too much shame!
  4. Vincepad

    Vincepad TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 29, 2013
    Great Stuff!
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  5. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Well, yours are very high bars to cross.
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  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Wow David!!! #6 and #7 are simpy breathtaking :thumbup:
    Amazing clarity and that "3D pop" (not sure if that the correct term - pls ignore if it doesn't make sense :D )

    Also, gotta say I'm pretty "jealous" that you can just decide it like that, leave work and family behind for a little time and and make a small 1900 mile trip :D

    Great work!
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  7. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    Beautiful country, and beautiful shots.
    Thought it was nice that the half-moon cooperated and was visible in that one shot;
    And I never would have guessed such pretty scenes would be in a place called "Death Valley"
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  8. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Works for me! ;) Both of those were taken with the SEL70200G. I don't use it often, but when I do, it never disappoints.

    Well, I can only abuse my clients so much, but my wife has always allowed me to go run around "off-leash" as she puts it. I'm a very lucky man.
  9. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    As stated, some impressive coloring.

    Thanks for sharing your ride.
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  10. mcvu

    mcvu TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 24, 2014
    Bay Area, CA
    Gorgeous photos!

    I must convince my other half to either take the trip with me or let me go alone.
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  11. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Stunning scenery. Dude! You need to play hooky from work more often. :)
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  12. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    As you say, "Woof!".

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  13. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Breathtaking shots David!
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  14. mnhoj

    mnhoj TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 19, 2013
    Beautiful, superb imagery.
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  15. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Great shots!
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  16. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    May 5, 2014
    simply fantastic !
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