Mother Nature is the artist. I just collect the memories…

Posts tagged “monochrome

Walkabout the Backyard

Went for a walk with Zayne and Fleur today in the desert behind the house.  Managed to get a couple of decent shots…

 

She can smell them jack rabbits…just can’t see ’em

Summit of Wheeler Crest

Summit of Mt. Tom

Thanks for taking the time to look!

 

 


Frozen Lakes and Snow

Anyone that has followed this blog for any length of time, knows that I am not a fan of snow, cold, wind, ice, or winter in general.  But they also know that these conditions produce outstanding photographs much of the time, and so, as a willing photographer, I must brave the brutality of Nature in order to capture her beauty.

It’s a fair trade…

Frosty Morning on Mono

Crowley lake, Frozen Over

Yup…I dislike winter.  But I LOVE how it transform our local landscapes.

Thanks for taking the time to look!


Another Cloudy Day

We had another fantastic day for clouds here in the Eastern Sierra.  Storms were dropping rain on the upper elevations and mountain peaks all afternoon, and clouds were dispersing, moving, and regrouping across the valley floor, with interspersed bright blue patches of sky.  This is the perfect recipe for some Black and White Cloud Formations…

Basin and Mt. Tom

Basin and Mt. Tom

North Face Tungsten Hills

North Face Tungsten Hills

Pine Creek Canyon

Pine Creek Canyon

Wheeler Crest

Wheeler Crest

All of these were shot in monotone, using a no. 25 Red Filter for contrast, and stacked 2stop soft Graduated Neutral Density filters for the sky.

There’s just something about standing at the base of these mountains, watching the rain come down, and being perfectly dry as the clouds break up overhead, and reform to the east.  I love living in the desert…

Thanks for taking the time to look!!


Rock Creek Lake

I went with the kids and Annette to Rock Creek Lake last night, and snapped a few pics I’d like to share…

Chipmunk Sitting1

Chipmunk Standing1

Cute little Chipmunk hanging out at our picnic area…

Lake and Bluffs

Lake and Bluffs

Upper Rock Creek

Upper Rock Creek

Granite cove with natural(and intentional) lens flare

Granite cove with natural(and intentional) lens flare

TreeScape

TreeScape

And the shot of the night, in my opinion…

Peace in the Valley

Peace in the Valley

All of these were shot in monotone…except the chipmunk (duuh)…

Thanks for looking!