Sherri sitting in Mobius Arch, Alabama Hills, California.
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About the photo:
This is from our recent “Eastern Sierra” road trip. You can see more photos on my Facebook Page; also on my Google+ Profile.
Most of the photos you see of this famous arch are void of people, taken at night, early morning etc. We couldn’t be everywhere for the good light and this is one of the locations we had to improvise on. Of course, a polariser was used for this image, otherwise the sky would have “sucked” (I hate that word, but I’m using it anyway!).
The big mountain in the background is Lone Pine Peak and next to it on the right behind the arch is Mount Whitney.
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Fall colors at Conway Summit, Eastern Sierra, California.
We are back. As there is no such thing as perfect, I will rate this trip a 9 1/2 out of 10. We had a few very minor things go wrong, but that is to be expected!
The image above was captured from the road (highway 395) at Conway Summit. Actually, I shot this from the truck window and this is straight out of the camera. I did not push the color one bit on this one. The color over there was to die for, as it turns out, unlike what we heard before we left home!
Our shooting wasn’t just about fall color though, as is for many folks traveling through this region this time of the year. We included people in many of our images kayaking, fishing, camping, soaking in hot springs, hiking and more, with the fall colors in the backdrop. We also shot landscapes, nature and abstracts for our Fine Art Collection.
NOTE: If you are planning a trip to the Eastern Sierra to photograph the colorful Aspens in all of their glory, I recommend going within the next week. Their leaves were falling like crazy at the higher elevations, when we were there last week!
Stay tuned for more images from this almost perfect adventure!
Chemung Mine, Bridgeport, California
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Photo – Abstract Aspen grove, near Bridgeport, CA
This abstract was created from the same original photograph of the Aspen grove I have been featuring over the last few weeks. I used the Spherize Distorting Filter in PhotoShop to get this effect. This doesn’t work well on all subjects, but with a little experimenting, you will find what works best.
Photo – Abstract Aspen grove near Bridgeport, CA
Although fall has pretty much done it’s thing, I’ve decided that I’m not done creating fall images! Here is a very abstract version of an Aspen grove photo I featured a few weeks back.
Photo – View of the soaking pools on Buckeye Creek
Here is another shot of Buckeye Hot Spring. This photo shows what the soaking pools actually look like. Posting this makes me want to jump in the car and go there right now!
This wraps up my photo essay on our fall colors trip last October.
Photo – Buckeye Hot Spring on Buckeye Creek, Toiyabe National Forest
This is one of our favorite hot springs in California. It is located on the creek, clothing is optional and you can often have it all to yourself. Plus, it is a short drive or walk from Buckeye Campground.
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Our camp at Buckeye Campground.
We made base camp at beautiful Buckeye Campground, located along Buckeye Creek in the Toiyabe National Forest. That put us in close proximity to the things we wanted to do and places we wanted to explore.
This turned out to be another one of our favorite camping spots. The camp sites were huge and only a couple of them were occupied when we were there. The fall color was intense, as you can see in this photo. And there were several great hiking trails nearby to choose from.
And best of all, Buckeye Hot Spring was just down the road!
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Photo – View of Mono Lake from the Cottonwood Canyon Road
The road we were traveling on turned into the Cottonwood Canyon Road, which eventually led us to Mono Lake.
We drove around to the tourist side of the lake, with plans of doing a sunset paddle in our kayaks. We had wanted to do this for a long time. Unfortunately, our timing was off. The winds are fierce in the afternoon. We could hardly get out of the car, let alone do a paddle!
We did a lot of planning and researching for this trip, but we failed to find out when the best times to paddle Mono Lake are. Next time we visit that area, we will paddle at sunrise.
Photo – Bodie State Historical Park, as seen from the Bodie Ghost Town Trail
From the Masonic Trail, we intersected Aurora Canyon Road (also known as the Bodie Ghost Town Trail) and dropped down into Bodie.
Bodie, California is located in the eastern slopes of the Sierra, close to the Nevada border and is known as the best preserved ghost town in California. It was once a gold-mining town with 10000 residents way back in 1879.
We will be adding this photo of Bodie, as well as photos taken in the park from our previous trip, to our stock photo galleries soon.