Morning on the Owens by MitchDerr

A landscape rendition of my morning on the Owens. I have to say, the Eastern Sierra’s is an amazing area.

One exposure using Lightroom, CC 2014, Tony Kuyper’s action panel and Lumenzia.

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Owens River by dkproperties

“Owens River Alpenglow”
I took this image just after the leading edge of a thunderstorm had moved overhead from the East. The sun had just set and clouds were beginning to turn color, everything was building for a great shoot but the lightning and thunder began growing closer and intensifying, next the rain began to fall. I know many of you are familiar with Owens River area but for those who aren’t; it’s basically flat; very few trees, with foliage mainly around the river, in-other-words not a good place to be shooting with a tripod when rain and lightning are bearing down on you.
The color in the sky was incredible but even more spectacular was the alpenglow on the western mountains, but it was too dicey to remain, I took a handful of final images and ran like a Ninny, I mean Olympic sprinter back to my car.

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Autumn Creek 1 by NhtPhm

So this is the first photo from my “Autumn in Bishop 2015” series. Hope you enjoy this and I’ll upload more photos when I have time! Yep, California has great colourful season too! Thanks for stopping and have a great day/night, everyone! 🙂

Photographed by: Nhut Pham
Location: Eastern Sierra, CA

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Methuselah’s Kin by alexnoriega

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California’s White Mountains are home to the oldest trees on earth: the ancient bristlecone pines. The oldest of these is 5,065 years old as of 2015. The title refers to the previous known record holder, the Methuselah tree, which is “only” 4,845 years old (this is not it – its identity and location are kept secret to prevent damage/vandalism). Some of these trees were saplings when the great pyramids were being built!

Conditions looked favorable for thunderstorm/monsoon light on the fourth of July, so I went up here with my girlfriend to meet up with Paul and Mich Rojas. Unfortunately, coming straight from sea level in Los Angeles up to 11,000 feet in a matter of hours, Brittany and I got altitude sickness after a few hours, and had to drive down 7,000 feet in the middle of the night to sleep at the Owens River. Paul and Mich were fine, since they had already been at 11k for days up at Dusy Basin. Oh well, at least we were able to watch the fireworks in Bishop from high above!

This image is comprised of 6-ish frames for depth of field, and one for the sky.

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Phone Home II by scottyperkins

The color version of an image I’d previously shared of the radio observatory in the Owens Valley of California, operated by Cal Tech. I was in the valley killing time waiting for sunset but these amazing lenticular clouds, characteristic of the Eastern Sierras, started forming. After about 45 minutes of taking random dirt roads to find a composition I was finally able to line up one of the stacks on one of the radio telescopes in the array. This is a single exposure, not a composite.

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