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As Good As It Gets

Red Lake Creek Cabin (10/14/20) Steve McCarthy

The aspen behind Red Lake Creek Cabin a mile west of the junction of Blue Lakes Rd and CA-88 continue to develop. More intense orange is showing, and those up on the hillside are Near Peak. As Steve McCarthy’s photo (taken today) demonstrates, it’s about as good as it gets.

If you live in Northern California, rise before sunrise and drive there to arrive at approx. 7:45 a.m. From then until 9 a.m. it should be beautiful.

It’s now prime and will probably stay that way only through the weekend, diminishing each day.

Photo tips: mount camera to a sturdy tripod, release shutter with the camera timer or a cable release, experiment with varied sized lenses – wide angle, medium, tele, set your ISO below 250, put the camera on aperture setting and meter for depth of field (small f stop) – this will mean a long exposure, and – finally – respect fellow photogs. When you’ve got it, release your place for next waiting. Most of all, have fun.

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