This image was made at dawn by the shores of Mono Lake in the Eastern Sierras of California. I made three separate exposures within about 2 minutes. Each had a unique quality, owing to how quickly the light was changing. I was happy to have this photo selected by the Mono Lake Committee for their [...]
Lundy Canyon is a truly spectacular spot in the Eastern Sierras, just north of Mono Lake. It’s a popular spot for fishermen, photographers and hikers. On this day, I arrived before dawn and waited for the light to hit the peaks of the Sierras. I used a split neutral density filter to even out the [...]
This image was made during my second trip to Lundy Canyon. We timed our visit perfectly, as the aspens were at their peak. There’s a narrow dirt road that skirts the edge of the beaver pond and I climbed on top of my truck to get this view, with the trees reflected in the water.
I was returning from a hike to a waterfall when I found a group of Junipers clinging to a rocky ledge. The setting sun is reflected in the beaver pond below.
I discovered this area outside of Yosemite National Park, and returned the next year when the Aspen leaf colors were at their peak. The image is part of the Lucile and David Packard corporate collection and was published in the Mono Lake Committee’s 2005 Calendar.
Lee Vining Creek tumbles down the eastern side of the Sierras and is a favorite spot for fishermen and photographers alike. In the fall, the aspens explode with color and here are reflected in a quiet pool.
Every fall, the dogwoods put on a spectacular display in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Here, in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, they contrast nicely with the redwoods and other conifers of the park.