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Aspen Explorations

October 24th, 2014

Last week, I spent three days in Lee Vining working with a private student.  We explored the local canyons where the aspen were showing good color, as well as photographing at Mono Lake for two sunrises.  Here is a small portfolio from our sessions.

Please let me know your thoughts and favs, and if you are interested in learning from me, see my Yosemite Private Workshops!

Ride the Light!   Bill

 


Sunrise at South Tufas, Mono Lake Tufa-State Natural Reserve, California 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM,
1/60 second at f/13, ISO 800
Copyright © 2014 William Neill

 


Aspen in autumn, June Lake Loop, Inyo National Forest, California 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM,
1/4 second at f/19, ISO 400
Copyright © 2014 William Neill

 


Aspen Forest Impressions , June Lake Loop, Inyo National Forest, California 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM,
1 second at f/19, ISO 100
Copyright © 2014 William Neill

 


Aspen backit, June Lake Loop, Inyo National Forest, California 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM,
1/20 second at f/16, ISO 100
Copyright © 2014 William Neill

 


Autumn Reflections, Lundy Canyon, Inyo National Forest, California 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM,
1/15 second at f/32, ISO 400
Copyright © 2014 William Neill

 


Last Light, Conway Summit, California 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM,
1/15 second at f/19, ISO 200
Copyright © 2014 William Neill

 


Sunrise over Negit Island and Tufas, Mono Lake Tufa-State Natural Reserve, California 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM,
1/2 second at f/16, ISO 100
Copyright © 2014 William Neill

 


Aspen Leaves, Lee Vining Canyon, Inyo National Forest, California 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM,
3 second at f/32, ISO 200
Copyright © 2014 William Neill

8 Responses to “Aspen Explorations”

  1. canvas print says:

    i really love the tress in aspen, i have some cool photos myself of it when i first visited. nice pictures.

  2. Lovely says:

    All photos were taken perfectly! You’ll see and feel the beauty of the place! very well photograph! very Inspirational!

  3. Utila Matzke says:

    Hi Bill,

    all your images are extraordinary, I love them all; but my favs are : Autumn Reflections, Aspen Forest Impressions and Aspen in Autumn.

    Thanks for sharing

  4. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I haven’t even finished processing. Next week I am in Yosemite for 3 days, and the next week for four days!

    Regarding my impression images, I used in camera motion, also known as Intentional Camera Motion. You can learn more about my Impressions of Light portfolio, see:
    http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/locations/north-america/impressions-of-light.html#.VEsg5ovF9Ns

    Ebook: http://www.williamneill.com/store/ebooks/impressions-of-light/index.html

  5. David Seymour says:

    All very beautiful images, Bill. My two main favourites are ‘Aspen in autumn’ and ‘Aspen Forest Impressions’ from the June Lake Loop. For me, the first of these is a ‘classic’ type of image of autumn forest but is particularly enhanced by the long format which suits it very well – also gorgeous colours and textures in this one. The ‘Forest Impressions’ image is also a beauty, I assume created through deliberate camera movement during exposure though it could easily be taken for a water reflection. In any case, the technique works really well with this class of subject. I also like ‘Aspen Leaves, Lee Vining Canyon’ – I love the contrast effects in deciduous trees that only have a percentage of their leaves left, and you’ve made a great composition out of this one.
    Keep up the good work, Bill! It’s always worth the time to come and have a look at your latest creations.

  6. Hi Bill,
    Lovely images all. I especially liked the aspen leaves … the pano crop and the impressionistic one (#s 2 and 3) and the very last one with the bight leaves and trunks against the deep dark forest beyond are favorites. I’m curious how you achieved the impressionistic effect … in camera or post?

  7. John Snell says:

    I especially love Aspen Leaves and Last Light. Their simplicity pulls me in. Am assuming you added some movement to Forest Impressions, also lovely and so soft. I surprised all images were made with the aperture closed down so much, especially for the long exposures. Interesting. Whatever you are doing, it works! Thanks for sharing.

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