Mountain Cottonwood

Mountain Cottonwood

A back-lit Cottonwood tree among the boulders of the Alabama Hills with Lone Pine Mountain in the background

A blaze of bright color in an otherwise monochrome rocky landscape, this Cottonwood tree in fall colors is backlit by the setting sun in the Alabama Hills outside of Lone Pine, California.

The Alabama Hills are a famous location where many movies and television shows have been filmed. The countless boulders combined with the jagged mountains of the Eastern Sierras makes for an incredible landscape photography experience.

This is a 2-image collage shot with a Nikon D800 and Nikkor 24-85 lens. 1/125 second @ f/11, ISO 100.

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