The Sierra Nevada, Ansel Adam’s and John Muir’s Range of Light, has drawn many photographers to its peaks and canyons, and I am not exception. This long mountain range that contains such splendors as Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park is a true treasure. I am an unworthy photographer in the face if its grandeur, but here are some of my attempts to capture this regions awe inspiring beauty.
Of the many flowers the bloom on Yosemite in the spring, the dogwoods get a lot of attention. These white blossoms on the green trees have an elegant beauty. These where hanging down over the Merced River in Yosemite Valley.
This photography was actually taken by the first light to fall on Mt. Whitney in 2010 – taken January 1st 2010 at about 8am. The foreground is Alabama Hills (just outside the town of Lone Pine) used as a site for many old westerns and some new ones – have you seen Iron Man? Mt. Whitney (the tallest peak in the contiguous United States) is actually the peak to the right in the clouds. Lone Pine Peak (the peak on the left) appears taller, even though it is shorter by over 1,000’, because it is closer.