Whitney

Another 6000 ft to go; time for coffee

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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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Whitney Portal

Whitney Portal

Sunset over Lone Pine, CA and Lake Owens as seen from the Whitney Portal

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