This photograph was taken in the early morning before the sunrise. The cool morning colors and the striking color of the fall aspen trees make a great contrast. This was taken right off of Mt. Rose Highway at the road for the Mt. Rose Slide Side ski area. There is a huge grove of aspen along the highway in this area and most years it is a fantastic show for autumn.
2014 was a dry year and it left the mighty Yuba River running very low and slow, but it made from beautiful reflections. I choose to render this in black and white to emphasis the wonderful texture of the scene.