June Lake holds a special position in our memory. It is the first place in Eastern Sierra that we visited many years ago during autumn season. This year, we explored it again when the fall foliage just started here. While driving past this section of the road, our eyes were caught by the bright white trunk of several aspen trees — they stood out from the background of warmed colored leaves. We carefully composed this shot and singled out only one aspen tree, making its trunk the dominant subject in a relative uniform background.
We arrived a bit late after a winter storm, and thus missed the best time to photograph the snowy Yosemite valley. However, we ran into a rare low fog that blanketed the valley floor. Due to code temperature, the fog was retreating at a very fast pace. In the end, we only got time for two photos.