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on Oct 26, 2010 in Landscape Photography

ESA – Day3am2

There is a location in the Sierra when the stars all align, magic happens. In this case, all the snow which turns into water this past winter along with the snow we had 08 Sept produced some amazing color in a favorite locale, Conway Summit.

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I hadn’t seen the Summit this gorgeous all at once for at least a decade. We were here probably at its peak, the color you see here is straight from the camera. It needed nothing from me to make it better. We so lucked out. The clouds hung around for quite a while providing us killer soft light. Normally the sun is burning up the scene not too long after sunrise. The other miracle was that the next day, giant winds, up to 140mph gusts came through the area cleaning off the leaves. We walked the road, I had a .06 Split Grad attached to the front of the lens and just shot. I love morning like this in the Sierra!

Photo captured by D3x, 24-70AFS on Lexar UDMA digital film