Featured Forum Thread: "Mono Lake and Eastern Sierra Nevada" by WoodWorks

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by WoodWorks, May 7, 2014.

  1. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    I just got back from a little 1,500 mile ride down the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, stopping at Mono Lake, the Bristlecone Pine Forest up in the White mountains, and the old ghost town of Bodie, before swinging west over Tioga Pass and riding through Yosemite. All of these were shot with the A7 and the SEL2470.

    13940867350_20229e576e_b.jpg Mono Lake 1 by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    14147566913_1af2111c8d_c.jpg Mono Lake 4 by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    14127793934_013b39de69_b.jpg Mono Lake 2 by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    14127789044_ae7985f010_c.jpg Bristlecone Pine by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    14147560113_327d612be9_b.jpg White Mtn. View by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    14127496145_8fdcc29b74_c.jpg Bristlecone 3 by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    14127791304_789f5b7864_b.jpg Yosemite Valley by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    13940468878_33dc7c3fc8_b.jpg Glacier Point by Holzwerk, on Flickr
    Stitched from 7 raw, portrait-orientation exposures.

    14127493615_c7ed426014_b.jpg Bodie 1 by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    14127492935_3b157cfc47_b.jpg Bodie Truck by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    I've created an album on my Flickr page with all of the other images I considered worthy of processing. I hope you've enjoyed these.
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Definately enjoyed these!!! Very nice work David and stunning scenery :thumbup:
    #1 #4 #5 and #7 are my favourites from the ones you posted :)
    Especially #4 and #5 are so sharp!!!
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  3. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    Your and I's idea of 'little' differ slightly I think ;)
    Awesome pics, love the gnarled close up wood.

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  4. Imasphere

    Imasphere TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 22, 2014
    Great pictures!
    I'm going there in late June, any suggestions as to where I should go for photo ops but also as a tourist?

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  5. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Stunning all, but those bristlecone shots made my jaw drop. :biggrin:
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  6. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    PM'ed ya!
  7. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    Great stuff, enjoyed them all. #2 and #3 are my favorites, the cloud formation really adds something extra to the composition there. I also love the Flickr album, enabling me to view the pics in larger format and they really benefit from that. Last pic is a self-portrait I guess, always nice to see who's the real person behind a forum account. This should be a featured thread. :thumbup:
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  8. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Thanks Ad, and yes, that is your humble correspondent. You'll notice that the lens did not crack during the exposure. :p
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  9. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Impressive place and shots
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  10. Believer

    Believer TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 28, 2012
    New Jersey, US
    Great scenery! Love the shot of Yosemite Valley.
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  11. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    New England
    Agreed and nominated.
    Yeah. A definite "Whoa!" moment when that first bristlecone pic came up.
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  12. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    You can imagine my reaction when I first stumbled across the scene. But honestly, those sorts of photos pretty much take themselves. My only aim was to not screw it up. ;)
  13. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    ^^ x2

    ....and done ;)
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  14. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Love the pics. Makes me jealous, I can't go on those "little" trips. :(
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  15. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jul 3, 2013
    Fantastic images my friend!
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  16. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Amazing set. Travelling with a good camera lens combo and knowing how to use it, priceless. Good demo of what that lens can do.

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  17. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

    Feb 5, 2014
    Wow, some beautiful scenery and stunning shots. Well done.
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  18. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    It turns out I was mistaken about Mono Lake 4 being shot with the SEL1018. But this image was.

    14130452132_3b550ab9fd_b.jpg Mono Lake Wide by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    In any case, I agree with you, Claude. The SEL2470 rocks. I hardly ever felt the need to take it off of the camera during the entire trip.
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  19. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    I was just there last October and you're making me want to go back!

    (Actually, I have a family reunion in Tuolumne Meadows coming up in August, so no one need feel sorry for me...)
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  20. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Your Eastern Sierra Panorama thread was one of the driving forces to get me to go, Jeff. And thank you for suggesting a visit to Galen Rowell's gallery in Bishop. It was both inspiring and humbling.
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