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Fiery Autumn Sunset over the Evolution Range (Eastern Sierra Nevada)

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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.

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  1. Jared Johnson1207 31 months ago | reply

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  2. Jared Johnson1207 31 months ago | reply

    Awesome sunset mixed in with the fall colors.

    Keep it up:):):):):):):):)

  3. jbbackpacking 31 months ago | reply

    This place is the BOMB! I was here on a 3 day backpacking trip over Labor day wkend. The backcountry here is amazing! Great shot!

  4. Steph Sawyer Photography (on and off) 31 months ago | reply

    Brilliant Shot! What a feeling it must of been to be at the right time with the right light!

  5. Jón Pálma 31 months ago | reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  6. alh1 31 months ago | reply

    Absolutely stunning, everything has come together in this shot.

  7. RichGreenePhotography.com 31 months ago | reply

    I'm commenting again just to say that I wish I would have stayed here to shoot the sunset Friday night instead of trying to go all the way across Bishop. There wasn't as much color on the ground due to the snow, but the sky blew up...and I wasn't happy with my locale at all. I could kick myself as I admire your images from here over and over...LOL.

    Seen next to a fellow photo of the group "Spectacular Landscapes-invited images only :-)". (?)

  8. Colskier1 31 months ago | reply

    Love this composition. Luvvv the light!

  9. Edward Mendes 31 months ago | reply

    Awesome sunset!

  10. AnneMäenurm [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

    Wonderful colors and view!

    Your images are among the best on Flickr
    Seen in: Flickr's Best Landscape Photographers Group

    Thank you for sharing this photograph

  11. SF knitter 31 months ago | reply

    This is the kind of shot I dream about. Fantastic!

  12. sunset_man 30 months ago | reply

    Gallery piece!

  13. landESCAPEphotography | jeff lewis 29 months ago | reply

    Evolution is my favorite range in the Sierra...and wow, the colors must have lasted a long time this year! I was backpacking that area two weeks after you were there, and everything was still wonderful... :)

  14. good_dood 29 months ago | reply

    Spectacular light! Very nicely composed.

  15. Chris Murdoch Photography 21 months ago | reply

    Love this shot Robin. I stopped in almost exactly the same spot last year, but most of the color was gone when I was there. Looks like you hit this absolutely spot on and got an incredible sunrise to boot!

  16. Smoky Mtn Marie 7 months ago | reply

    This photo looks like it should be an oil painting!

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