Monday, November 7, 2016

Mosquito Hill in its yellow period

The general impression during mid-October was foreshadowed by the stand of aspens as you approach the hill.

We don't use the south side path up the hill with its sun-bleached, limbless sentinel contrasted against the yellow background, but have to go past it to get to the north side path.

We encounter some red-shirted hikers near the large maple at the bottom of the hill, going slowly enough to make an impression.

Looking straight up at a tree is one of the most common pinhole cliches, but I was attracted to the top of this giant extending above the shadow of the hill into the sunlight.

The sequence I've been following this year, from below...

and from above.

Although the overall impression is yellow, there is quite a spectrum represented on the forest floor.

And of course, the mossy rocks maintain a green presence.

Last year I followed the hill and the meadow as they changed during the year, but I missed the peak color.

All with the Populist. .15mm pinhole 24mm from 24x36mm frame.

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