Lake Mary

Since our campground was located nearby, it made it really easy to just hop out of the tent on the last morning of the trip and head over to Lake Mary to shoot sunrise within minutes. There was another photographer that was already there by the time I had arrived but we stayed clear of …

Mammoth Lakes Scenic Vista (Caption Help Needed)

I’ve had this and another unprocessed photo sitting on my computer for six months now because I haven’t been able to track down the name of this location. This scenic vista was taken from the waterfall bridge on the Mammoth Lakes Loop. I don’t recall the name of the bridge nor know what the valley …

Devils Postpile National Monument

As mentioned in the Milky Way Galaxy post, one of the photographer’s I was traveling with wandered off to Rainbow Falls without letting us know and also left far too late in the day without being prepared for night conditions. The trail to Rainbow Falls from Devils Postpile is at least two miles through the …

Mammoth Mountain Snow

First Winter Storm, Mammoth Lakes, California Waking up to a scene like this is a slice of heaven that I want to experience every morning. This photo was taken on the final morning of the Eastern Sierra trip. I had a long drive ahead of me in addition to some planned photography shoots along the …

Dead Pine Trees, Ansel Adams Wilderness

Dead Pine Trees Killed by Carbon Dioxide Emissions near Horseshoe Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness, California The weather was pretty crappy but I drove around the Mammoth Lakes anyway. It was too windy to shoot pictures of fall foliage and very cold outside. The one interesting thing that did catch my eye was all the dead …

Hot Creek Geological Site

Hot Creek Geological Site, Long Valley Caldera, California Wading in Hot Creek is currently off-limits to tourists due to the unstable nature of the geothermal activity here. I took the trail down there but you can’t even stand along the banks of the creek anymore so I went back up to the parking area and …