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This image was captured off the Carson Pass in a thick aspen Grove during the recent May 2015 storms that moved over the Sierra Nevada. There were fresh bear tracks, and some deer tracks in the wet earth from the recent storms. I was not sure how fresh the bear tracks were, but my eyes were more aware after that ;-). This aspen grove was very thick and it was hard to get an open shot that was not just, a bunch of Aspen. I was lucky to find a clearing in time to capture the last light show, and get a more open view of the peaks in the distance, and some interesting foreground elements. The light gets pretty radiant on the Sierra Crest when the sun goes down. The alpenglow in the distance was a bonus as clouds were blocking the sun shortly prior, like a show about to start with the curtains down, and all of a sudden the curtains opened up and the show began.
This is a focus stack consisting of 5 captures at different focus points.
From THE CARSON PASS