About 2 miles due east of Galen Rowell’s Buttermilk Road photograph is a small side road off of the main highway leading to the lakes that feed Bishop Creek. After a visiting South Lake, Lake Sabrina, North Lake and what seemed like every other turnoff to capture the beginning of the Fall Colors, I started heading back down the hill to Bishop. After narrowly avoiding a stag that decided to cross the fast moving highway, I looked to the right and saw the light and shadows playing with these boulders.
Much like photographing water flows, the best way to capture scenes like this is to keep snapping away. Each capture will be slightly different, some better than others. If you’ve taken the time to setup, it’s worth spending a few more minutes to trip the shutter a few extra times. With that being said, I only took a total of 4 exposures here! Sometimes I’m just in such a rush to get as many locations in on any given day.
The recent B&W post from this area are:
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 50mm, ISO 400, 1/125 sec, f/10
Boulders, Pines, Clouds, B&W. The Buttermilks, near Bishop, California. October 01, 2011. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.