Icons

Here’s a couple of photographs that so far as I know I haven’t posted anywhere. The first: Mt Whitney, at 14,505 feet the tallest peak in the lower 48. Just a touch of snow at the time – early December 2012.

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I like it. But I had not gone into the Alabama Hills that morning to shoot Whitney. I was after a shot of another icon, the Möbius Arch, the signature natural landmark in the Hills.

I was out early and was lucky enough to run into two other photogs who were skilled and who had been there before. So I followed their moves. That’s how I got not only my best Arch shot but in process managed an image of an icon within an icon. The peak to the left which appears to be higher – and isn’t- is Lone Pine Peak.

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Anyway.

It’s my shot but I’d never have gotten it without help from Bernie and Jim. Thanks guys!

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8 responses to “Icons

  1. Hi Richard – Nice photos! I was at Alamba Hills about 6 months ago and got a nice photo, but I wasn’t sure which was Mt. whitney. I posted on as a guest shot on my wifes blog. As for the Islands In the Sky Arches photo, I was there too – early morning at sunrise – it was alittle too cloudy to achieve the wonder of your shot. Well done!

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