California: Eastern Sierra Landscapes - California Naturescapes
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"Mt Whitney at Sunrise"
Location: Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California.

Mt. Whitney is the highest point in lower 48 continental US at about 14,500 ft. The hike up to the top is one of the most rewarding things to do. I had a pleasure to do that a few years ago. We hiked up to 12000 ft the day before and camped overnight at a spot called Trailcamp. The next day I saw the fascinating orange glow on the peak at sunrise and since then wanted to photograph it. The opportunity came recently when I visited the town of Lone Pine and was able to photograph this magestic mountain at sunrise.

This is a panorama image made from three horizontal shots and later stitched in photoshop.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS @ 200mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 1 sec each at f/13 and ISO 50
Filters: No filters.

One has to really visit eastern sierra landscapes to truly appreciate its beauty. I don't think any photograph can do the justice of what it feels to hike on barren landscapes, camp besides some of the most scenic lakes and feel out of breath at high altitudes. Over the years I have had a few chances to hike on eastern sierra mountains including Mt. Whitney, but only recently I began to photograph it. So here are few images from one of the most unique places on the Sierra-Nevada mountain range.

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