The colors of autumn 2012 came late, and in some locations never really happened. The dry winter of 2011 - 2012 may have been to blame. But later in the season, and farther north in the Eastern Sierra there were some amazing locations to be found. These aspens were in lower McGee Creek, several miles below the trailhead. I was scouting and "getting the feel" of new area, when I happened upon this grove. These particular trees, and the tight composition immediately stood out. I made this image on November 1, very, very late in the year for changing aspens at about 8'000 feet.