Two days in the Eastern Sierra (30 jpgs)

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by PB_James, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Last week, I left on a little trip down the backside of the Sierra, with the intent of hiking the Mount Whitney Trail. First, though, I had to stop oer at a number of great little areas along the way to check out the coming of fall.

    Having never been to the Whitney Region of the Sierra, I quickly found myself overwhelmed by the incredible natural beauty of the area, and the day became more about photography than hiking. I can certainly now see why it is such a popular trail, even discounting the appeal of the summit. Furthermore, I can also see why folks often take two days or more on their journey to this region, as there is so much beauty to soak up. I don't believe that any picture can really simulate such an experience, but hopefully these should give you a taste.


    Day 1, From Yosemite to Whitney Portal

    Morning in Tuloumne Meadows:

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    Coming down Tioga Road:

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    Vacation cottage at June Lake:

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    Convict Lake and Laurel Mountain:

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    Aspen signal the end of summer:

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    Lone Pine Peak towers:

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    And Mount Whitney beams:

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    Waterfalls at Whitney Portal, despite the drought:

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    Nightfall approaches this Sierra outpost:

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    Day 2, Morning on the Mount Whitney Trail

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  2. Great scenery Peter...I like the one with the day 2 early morning shot:wink:
     
  3. cr2596

    cr2596

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    Aug 20, 2008
    Baton Rouge, LA
    I like the second to last shot a lot.
     
  4. jadlh

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    Mar 6, 2008
    USA, Michigan
    What a great trip, wouldn't you love to spend a week just shooting there? Great shots, I really enjoyed them.
     
  5. rocksgirl

    rocksgirl Guest

    Thank you for posting these. Your comp was perfect to the point I felt like I was there.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. Thanks for the comments. I know a couple aren't as sharp as I'd have liked, but still nice anyway. I need to get a good tripod already, though that would turn such a trip into even more of a photo trip and less of a hiking trip.

    Also, I just got a new monitor (NEC 20WMGX2), and am using calibrated settings and an ICC profile from another user. So I'm not 100% sure of what has come out here, if you notice anything that seems off, especially color-wise, I'd appreciate it if you let me know.

    Any other comments/critiques are welcome as well. I included a few of the shots more for story-telling purposes than outright beauty.
     
  7. Great images! My fave is the Mt Whitney with the beams!!! That is soo cool looking!!!