The Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills at sunrise. I sat below the arch on this stormy morning getting pelted with rain and wind praying that the clouds in the east would break up to allow some light onto the sierra and the storm clouds. Luckily enough, right at sunrise, light peered through the clouds and illuminated the scene. Too bad Mt. Whitney was shrouded in clouds, but it still made for a beautiful photo none the less.
The last image from my outing on the salt river. This wasn't the last shot I took, that goes to prickly pear margarita. This is just the last I'll share. This is a vertical pano of eight 9 horizontal images. Let's just say that the cliffs in this photo look like ants compared to how they are viewed in person. Amazing what a wide angle lens can do. My camera was also about three inches above the waters surface here. The reeds across the river are probably around 15-20 feet in height. I guess my point is that this image is MUCH more deceiving than it looks.
Lower salt river, Arizona
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Mount Cook in post sunset glow approximately 30 km to the North.
I waited to capture this scene for 2 days and while the light lived up to my expectations, the clouds, however, had other ideas. You win some, you lose some, I guess.
Typically, in my captures, I blur the movement of water with longer exposures, but, to try and compensate for the lack of brilliant colour in the clouds, I thought I would freeze the movement in the water with a relatively short exposure and try for some dynamism.
Moments after capturing this image, the orange blaze disappeared and the bank of cloud from the west rolled in to blanket the scene and dropped a fresh dusting of snow.
I made this image while standing in the Tasman River on a freezing cold evening. When I started driving back to camp, the thermometer in the car read -7 degrees.
The 5D Mark II is still a formidable imaging machine. I look forward to going back this winter (only a couple of months away) with the 5D Mark III and my RZ67.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM 1/4s f/5.0 at 50.0mm iso200