Mountains - Dustin Waits
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Essence of Autumn

This photograph was taken at Convict Lake. I started the morning by photographing the lake from the eastern side, as many landscape photographers do. As the sun rose higher in the sky, I decided to hike around to the far edge of the lake into the Aspen grove. Walking through this forest was the first time that I really felt the presence of autumn. Sitting here, listening to the flowing stream, and breathing the cool crisp air put me into a tranquil state. I didn't take many photographs while I was in this location, but it didn't matter. I was content with just being. It's moments like these that I think about when I'm trying to drown out the city noise of busy San Diego.

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