This particular Fall Colors trip to the Eastern Sierras was not typical in that the leaves were down by the time we arrived in mid-October and this was not a photography trip. I likely shot more photographs with my cell phone than with my dSLR. It is just much easier to hike and explore without the weight of a camera, gear, and tripod. We can load up our hydration packs with water and a lunch (along with a ridiculous supply of granola and Tiger’s Milk bars) and be out and about for half a day if we need to.
Yet, as we were just beginning the adventure “battling” strange rain while driving over the hill into Nevada, the skies cleared up as we headed down the eastern-side of Hwy 88 and were afforded this view of the mountains. As explained earlier, I had planned on shooting with my cell phone from the car, but ended up turning around, and using the full dSLR camera setup. 10% of all my dSLR shots from the 3 days in the Eastern Sierras was taken right here.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO100, 55mm, f/8, 1/250 sec
Woodfords (CA), Pine Trees, Layers, Crepuscular Rays, Monochrome. Woodfords, CA. October 15, 2014. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.