Mysterious Landscapes

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I pulled one from the archives. This photo was from a Southwest trip in 2010. My sister hired a photography guide and he showed us these ‘off the beaten path’ places. As in the photo below, many locations had usual rock formations set in an other-worldly mysterious landscape.

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Merced River views

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Drove into Yosemite Valley last weekend for a quick overnight stay. Played tourist and walked and drove to all the well known spots. This view from the Merced River looking towards El Captain never disappoints me.

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Sawmill Ridge

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Early morning sunrise, looking towards Sawmill Ridge in the Eastern Sierras. As the sun rose the light hit the ridge and lit up the mountain with color. _MG_5593

McGee Creek

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Went looking for fall color this weekend and ended up at McGee Creek near Bishop. Most of the trees had already dropped their leaves this far south in the Sierras. Found a cool little spot by the creek and did some long exposures.

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Fall in Hope Valley

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First fall hike of the year. Went to Hope Valley to look for fall colors but we were stopped by the water flowing in the river. That’s Pickett Peak in the background.

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Moon sets

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Last week, I scrambled down to the East shore of Lake Tahoe to a spot known as Bonsai Rock. While I was taking photos, I noticed the setting moon nicely centered from my spot on the shore. I used my headlamp to brighten the water below me and the boulders in the water. _MG_4946

Forest reflections

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I was out for a hike after the first snow of the season in Tahoe. There is a creek that flows next to the trail and a shimmer caught my eye. The creek was littered with pine needles and a small opening within the debris was this forest reflection.

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