Friday, October 31, 2008

Autumn in The Valley


Where has the summer gone? Autumn leaves are falling, and what better than a rainy day with a fire burning in the fireplace to catch up on things. Here are some images from the most recent of many excursions over the last few months.

This past week I had the good fortune to watch the turning of the fall colors in Yosemite Valley while teaching a photography course for Elderhostel. When I drove in on Saturday the dogwood trees were bright red, maples yellow, and oaks gold.



Milkweed Eruption, Cooks Meadow


Smoky God Beams near Wawona





Sunrise, El Cap Meadow


Maple, Merced River Canyon




Trippy Autumn Reflection

Majestic Oaks



River Sunrise and color in El Cap Meadow.


The class went well and everyone was excited. As we broke after the final meeting, a great gust of wind blasted the Valley. In ten minutes the Autumn Glory was blown to pieces. Drifts of brightly colored leaves covered the ground, pine needles piled up on the road, and the first winter rain began to fall as I drove home. A perfect week.

Join me for a photo workshop in 2009! May in India, June at Lake Tahoe and October back in Yosemite! More dates announced shortly.

-Jerry
http://www.jerrydodrill.com

5 comments:

Teffy Baqueiro said...

your blog is amazing!!!
really nice pictures!
I'm a photographer too, but my photos are really ugly comparated with yours! congratulations!
if my english is wrong is because i'm from mexico! jajaja
bye

DeadwoodPete said...

Gorgeous! You are the man.

B

Jerry Dodrill said...

Hey, thanks!

bob cornelis said...

Now I know why I stopped shooting landscapes... You put most of us to shame, my man.

gvernea said...

Jerry, I'm thoroughly enjoying your photo, "Bowling Ball Beach" on the Mendocino coast. This blog just got the juices flowing to participate in a workshop. I'll be there next fall in Yosemite.

Gary Amado