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Sierra Nevada - first light of dawn
« on: November 22, 2023, 04:00:32 pm »

On our way up to the Patriarch Grove - you know, still following along in the footsteps of Michael - and we stopped at this lookout point, to watch the very first light of dawn, light up the distant mountains with a beautiful glow.

What an amazing location.

I could hardly breath of course at this altitude (11,000 feet?) as we live right by the sea and had only been over in the States, maybe 12 hours by this point. So getting my old bones out to this view point with my gear, certainly had me puffing and panting I can tell you  ;D

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Re: Sierra Nevada - first light of dawn
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2023, 05:35:48 pm »

Well done, Dave. Jealous!

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Re: Sierra Nevada - first light of dawn
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2023, 07:35:55 pm »

Well done, Dave. Jealous!

Thanks Dave  ;)

And I am reliably told, that I fibbed a bit on the amount of time we had actually been in America, as this wasn't the first morning we were there as I thought, but the second. But anyway, we had not been in the country for long, before finding ourselves up at this ridiculous height, gawping at the scenery.

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Re: Sierra Nevada - first light of dawn
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2023, 10:38:00 pm »

Beautiful light.

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Re: Sierra Nevada - first light of dawn
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2023, 10:41:06 pm »

It's a beauty.

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Re: Sierra Nevada - first light of dawn
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2023, 05:06:10 am »

Perfect and well worth the heavy breathing.
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Re: Sierra Nevada - first light of dawn
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2023, 07:24:05 pm »

As Iceland has its winter pink light I like to think the American West has this

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Re: Sierra Nevada - first light of dawn
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2023, 08:28:09 am »

+1; gorgeous.
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Re: Sierra Nevada - first light of dawn
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2023, 06:19:53 am »

Thanks everyone  ;)

We both enjoyed this photo holiday touring around the South West of America so much, that we both  find ourselves repeating the line often said by Michael in the Lula video journals "we have to go back".

Don't know when though, but we will.

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Re: Sierra Nevada - first light of dawn
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2023, 01:23:25 am »

Stunning light and a stunning location. Envious here in NewZealand, second day in as well. Excellent work indeed.
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Re: Sierra Nevada - first light of dawn
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2023, 01:53:47 pm »

Stunning light and a stunning location. Envious here in NewZealand, second day in as well. Excellent work indeed.

Thank you  ;D

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Re: Sierra Nevada - first light of dawn
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2023, 10:38:59 am »

On our way up to the Patriarch Grove - you know, still following along in the footsteps of Michael - and we stopped at this lookout point, to watch the very first light of dawn, light up the distant mountains with a beautiful glow.

What an amazing location.

I could hardly breath of course at this altitude (11,000 feet?) as we live right by the sea and had only been over in the States, maybe 12 hours by this point. So getting my old bones out to this view point with my gear, certainly had me puffing and panting I can tell you  ;D

Dave

Gorgeous! Have youthought about a bit of crop at the top and bottom to get more of a panaorama look?
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Re: Sierra Nevada - first light of dawn
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2023, 11:51:49 am »

Gorgeous! Have youthought about a bit of crop at the top and bottom to get more of a panaorama look?

Yes Peter I did, but I really like the colour of the sky, as well as the darkness of the foreground. So even though I did play around with the cropping tool for a little while, before I eventually decided, you know what, I am going to leave it as it is.

Thanks for the suggestion though and the very positive comments.

Dave
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