The colors of Autumn


Subtle hues paint the lake below Eagle Rock.  Kevin Klein  |

Autumn is a season for self reflection, a time to gaze inward. The shortening days prepare us for the long nights and stark landscape of winter, before we reemerge with blossoming growth in the spring. Mother Nature paints her canvas with bright hues and golden tones bringing light and warmth to the cooling landscape. A lasting impression to guide us. It is a study not only in color, but texture, an artist’s playground. The palette is the perfect balance of earth, lake and sky. Five local photographers have shared their Autumn perspective with us.


Truckee River in Autumn, Downtown Truckee.  Scott Thompson  | 



White aspens in a red Lake Forest.   Bill Langton  |



Late afternoon sun filters through the trees creating this dynamic shot on the trail around Spooner Lake.  
Geoff McGilvray  |



Autumn winds whip up the colors of the lake, in perfect contrast with the foliage in Kings Beach.
Matt Bansak  |



Green lichen and crisp leaves frame a different perspective of Lake Tahoe from Cave Rock.  
Matt Bansak  |



Capturing the texture of the Aspen trunks, the fall colors of the leaves and the deep blue sky above in an aspen grove in Incline Village. Geoff McGilvray  |



A lone aspen leaf, brushed in gold and orange, alights on a weathered fence post.    
Kevin Klein  |



A chipmunk in perfect camouflage prepares for the winter, surrounded by yellow thimbleberry leaves near Eagle Rock.  Scott Thompson  |



Painterly aspen reflections in a pond near Spooner Lake.  
Scott Thompson  |

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