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Mount Stuart in Autumn

On a trip to Mount Stuart, Trevor Anderson embraces the alluring qualities of the landscape during its beautiful transition from autumn to winter

The cobalt blue of dawn gives way to hues of gold shimmering on the icy landscape. Larch trees act like a lamp as their remaining needles light up under the sun. I walk with a crunch under my step, as the ground is a mixture of icy patterns and golden needles. The angled light shines through the trees and beside the mountainous slopes with a heavier-autumnal quality. To my side a mountain goat wanders lazily throughout the carpet of gold, red, and green. I stand with my camera in hand with the reminders all around me as to why autumn is my favorite time of the year both, from a personal and photographical standpoint.

That anecdote comes from a recent trip to the foot of Mt. Stuart in Washington’s Alpine Lakes Wilderness. A friend and I went to say farewell to the golden larches for the year, as the last needles were close to falling. The lesser needles on the larch …

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 59 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Trevor Anderson

I am Trevor Anderson and I am a Pacific Northwest based Photographer. With the immense natural beauty and recreational opportunities available in my region, I was drawn to exploring the moods of nature while hiking at a relatively young age.

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