Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the U.S. states of California and Nevada, between the California Central Valley and the Basin and Range Province. The Sierra runs 400 miles north-to-south, and is approximately 70 miles across east-to-west.The Sierra Nevada snowpack is the major source of water and a significant source of electric power generation in California. During the fall, winter and spring, precipitation in the Sierra ranges from 20 to 80 in (510 to 2,000 mm) where it occurs mostly as snow above 6,000 ft.

Most of these images were taken east of Hwy 395 on the way to Mammoth Lakes. I used the CANON 5DMK2 without he 70-200 f 2.8 lens and also the same lens for the panoramas. The air temperature was 18 degrees F and the humidity was 10% with no wind. I got there about 10:30am and drove on the Owens Valley Lake road that had been cleared of snow. The place offers an intense experience when the conditions are so favorable.

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