Fall Colors at June Lake Loop

Packing up my stuff at Convict Lake, I drove north to the June Lake Loop. This is another one of those places that I’ve driven by several times, but never stopped. By the time I arrived there, it was around 9am. The lighting was getting harsh, so I tried to find some pocket of mixed light.

I found this patch of shrubs and trees. There was still frost on some of the branches, so I tried to include some of that on this composition.

Fall Colors at June Lake Loop

Had to stop and get this colorful display.

Fall Colors at June Lake Loop

I had to stop here because the white Aspen bark had a yellow-orange tint to it. I’m just glad I didn’t get hit because it was tough to find a place to pull over!

Fall Colors at June Lake Loop

Mike Matenkosky

Mike is a Central Valley California landscape and nature photographer whose subjects include scenes from Merced County, Yosemite, SeKi, and the eastern Sierra. He is currently living in Atwater, CA.

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  1. Beautiful shots, Mike!! Isn’t God great?! The things He has created for us is a never-ending feast to the eyes, ears and nose.


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