Friday, May 25, 2018

Hot Creek, Mammoth Lakes

Probably the most steam I’ve seen coming up from Hot Creek and definitely the coldest trip out here so far. I was running in place in between exposures to try and stay warm. I shot this one as the first light of the day hit the peaks adding some nice warmth to the shot. Don’t think I’ve seen more snow on the range then this past winter trip. Definitely cool to see. Nikon D750, Nikkor 50mm 1.8, f/8, 1/15 sec, ISO-50

Monday, May 21, 2018

Panorama of the Milky Way over Trona Pinnacles

The Milky Way arches over the tufa pinnacles at Trona.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Trona Pinnacles tufa sunset

Here’s another look from Trona. Being up high gave me a 360 view which was great because the sky lit up in all directions. It was one of those after burns that started from the east making its way west so I followed the burn picking out different compositions. The lineup of these pinnacles were interesting as they gradually increased in height with the mountains providing a nice backdrop to go with the burn. Nikon 750, Nikkor 24-120, f/8, 0.6 sec, ISO-50

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Flat Rock Point vectorama, Palos Verdes sunset

The sky from this past Sunday was insane. This is a 2 shot vectorama bracketed for exposure and blended in Photoshop.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Selfie under the stars, Trona Pinnacles

I wanted to make this shot during my trip to Trona a few weeks ago but clouds were too thick to get a shot of the MW. I shot the foreground under moonlight anyway and used a star file from Convict Lake. The MW alignment is directionally correct; however the foreground was shot at 14mm and the sky at 50mm. It’s hard to get a sense of scale from these pinnacles which is why I wanted to stand out there in the middle with my lantern.