Saturday, October 24, 2009

Yosemite Valley Fall Colors October 22, 2009

Yosemite Valley was crowded for a Thursday. ROADWORK - I got stuck waiting for a flagman to let a caravan of cars going thru between Crane Flat and the Foresta Road. 90% of the big-leaf maples are at peak, with some of the losing their leaves. The dogwoods are at peak around the 5000 to 6000 foot elevation along Highways 41 and 120, and there are some red ones there as well. In the valley the dogwoods are about 50% turned. Most of them are a light yellow and only a very few are pink or red. Best places were Curry Village, Valley View, and Fern Spring areas. The Oaks seem to turn fast, I’ve seen a lot more yellow in them than 6 days ago. All the leaves appear to barely hang on, a light breeze in the valley yesterday and they were dropping. The light was harsh when I got to the valley and I was not going to stay until 5PM. The Merced River Canyon is coming along with great colors as well, but time to shoot here is in the morning (before noon).


Colorful Big-Leaf Maple along the Merced River – October 22, 2009. © Copyright Inge Fernau .


Motion Blur – October 22, 2009. I have seen this before and wanted to try taking a photo while driving to create this blurry image. © Copyright Inge Fernau .


Black Oak in the shadow of Giants – October 22, 2009. © Copyright Inge Fernau .

Black Oak Leaves – October 22, 2009. © Copyright Inge Fernau .


Dogwoods in Color – October 22, 2009. © Copyright Inge Fernau .

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