New Autumn 2012 Releases and Autumn Workshop Recap
Mother Nature sure had a show planned for us on October 5. The sunset at Mono Lake was one of the epic sunsets of my life. The sky stayed gray until about 6:20 pm, and we were starting to have our doubts about the sunset colors. Then the heavens exploded in color and I went into a panic mode trying to get a few good shots in during the best light. Fortunately I had scouted out some spots and knew where to go once the show started. Following are my favorite images from the evening. I assure you all the colors are accurate as to what we witnessed. I actually had to desaturate the images to get the colors to match the gamut of my printer. It is best to view these on a color managed browser like Safari - they look crazy in the Chrome browser but seem to show a little better on my actual website. Click each image caption to go to my website where you can see the larger jpg (select Larger Photos on the product page). These images are all available as fine art prints via my website. All were taken with the Nikon D800E. All of the images can be viewed on the new releases portfolio on my landscape photography website.
|Autumn Sunset, Mono Lake|
|Sierra Sky, Mono Lake|
|Autumn Reflections, High Sierra|
I have also been wanting to get this shot of the Palisades visible up the canyon on the way to Lake Sabrina. The colors were lovely at sunrise although I still need to get it with some snow on the peaks. I understand that is snowed there yesterday so the shot with snow might still be possible.
|Sierra Crest Autumn|
We also had a wonderful visit to the Patriarch Grove of ancient Bristlecone Pines, the Earth's oldest living trees. The high elevation of this area, at over 11,000 feet, makes the sky and colors of the trees very brilliant just before and after sunset. Being in the presence of these amazing ancient tree beings is a very humbling experience.