First Snowfall and Rock Creek Autumn Aspen

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October 2011
Rock Creek Canyon near Mammoth Lakes, CA
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I made this image just above the Rock Creek Pie Store here in the Eastern Sierra. I had worked this location before and made a wonderful image just after a rain in September 2001. This year, 2011, we had an early heavy snowfall. I was sure that this setup would work, and that I could retreat to the store when I became wet and cold! Even so, I had no idea that the snow and autumn aspen would be so perfect together. The weather was so calm that I was able to be make a horizontal panoramic using five vertical captures. I stitched them together in Photoshop. The final print here is amazingly sharp. I doubt that I could have done better with my old 4x5!