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Wicked Dark
06-01-2011, 05:22 PM
Am slowly going through photos from the trip to the Eastern Sierras in California. They're all in a set on flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thewiresmith/sets/72157626833657230/) if you want to see more, but here are some highlights from the Bishop area -

Sunset on some hills at the beginning of Silver Canyon -

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3638/5787439008_42d987e211_b.jpg

No clouds showed up so I was extra glad the earth brought its own colors. Here's the rental making the first of many stream crossings up Silver Canyon road -

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2476/5780956021_9a7de2ff2a_b.jpg

And some of the approximately 5,495,309,309 wildflowers throughout the canyon -

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2221/5780876151_aa7a84ce0b_z.jpg

The wind rose steadily and it was impossible to do macro or close-ups of any kind, but the sun was gorgeous at one point -

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/5781560036_faca803141_z.jpg

The first ones are Desert Prince's Plume, but I don't know about the second. Some species of poppy possibly.

Anyway, thanks for looking. Processing some sunrise shots from the same location...with alpenglow!!!

Bambi
06-01-2011, 09:01 PM
I've been following these on flickr. you have done a terrific job with them!

MoinMoin
06-02-2011, 01:05 AM
I love the first shot - great composition!

Michaelaw
06-02-2011, 01:32 AM
I really like the first shot too :thumbup:

Wicked Dark
06-02-2011, 09:08 AM
Thanks guys. I had a hell of a time finding a decent sunset/rise place. not being a local has major disadvantages. here's one from the same sunset that came out better than expected. I have no idea what it is, but it was lit up beautifully against the hill with the trail.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3317/5787942110_eca1415353_z.jpg

Marko
06-02-2011, 01:31 PM
Nice set WD - really dig the colour and contrasts in the last shot and also dig the lines/curves in shot 1.

asnow
06-02-2011, 07:44 PM
Really nice set WD. Just love that first one. You really get the feel for the vastness of the area.

edG
06-03-2011, 07:34 AM
very nice set

Greg_Nuspel
06-03-2011, 08:19 AM
Very nice, except I want a recount on the wild flowers I think you missed a few :headslap:

Wicked Dark
06-03-2011, 08:49 AM
Thanks guys. Makes a nice break from woods and ferns, huh? Oh and pardon the rough flower count, those guys are wily.

Mad Aussie
06-06-2011, 06:04 PM
Love that 1st shot! The sunset hues over the hills are very nice, and this is a scene totally foreign to me.

Wicked Dark
06-06-2011, 08:39 PM
thanks MA. I feel the same when you post uniquely Australian shots.

oh and the forum is acting squirrelly lately...tough to post and read.

Mad Aussie
06-06-2011, 08:52 PM
oh and the forum is acting squirrelly lately...tough to post and read.
We don't have squirrels here so I can't relate ... but it was very slow to load and post earlier on today for some reason. May not be the forums fault though.

aubintbay
06-06-2011, 10:15 PM
Nice set. Put me down for #1 as well!