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And this is why John Muir called it the "range of light." Once in a great, great while, everything comes together for a shot--this was one of those rare evenings. Golden aspens? Check. Sierra granite crags with snowfields? Check. Fiery sunset sky? Check. I've wanted a shot like this for a long time.
This is near the road to Lake Sabrina, not too far past Aspendell. Incredibly, my SO and I were the only ones in this area shooting this scene. You can see one of his shots (from a slightly different perspective) here.