Photographer's Note

The pattern of the changing leaves caught my eye as I was driving on the Squaw Peak Trail one evening several weeks ago. This is at the base of Cascade Mountain, just east of Provo, Utah.

The oaks and maples had turned a bright orange/red and the aspens had yet to change. By the time the apsens turned to gold the other leaves had fallen to the ground. Sadly, almost all of the color has now left awaiting the snow. The elevation is ~7,500', and is looking north just down the curve from the Rock Canyon overlook.

The image was shot at f/14 looking for a mix of sharpness and depth of field (the hill actually slopes quite a bit toward where I was standing). I used a didymium filter (thanks Dana) to increase the depth of the reds but other than cropping & sharpening no other processing was done.

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