November Trip to the Eastern Sierra



I’ve been feeling much better as of late and have recovered enough to where I felt like I could take a long weekend solo trip to the Eastern Sierra.  I was hoping to be able to hop over their via Tioga Pass through Yosemite National Park but an early winter storm passed through on Friday and the pass was closed.  That meant I had to take the longer, significantly less pretty way to go around the Sierra Nevada from the south.  I ended up catching some incredible light and conditions on my first morning in Lone Pine, only to see the wonderful clouds slowly evaporate over the course of the day and never return.  I made the best of it and did some night work and also got to explore the area a lot more than I have in the past.  I took a soak in a hot spring near Mammoth and tracked down a derelict mine site in the Inyo Mountains.

This was the first opportunity I have had to seriously give the D800E a workout and I am incredibly impressed.  The files are loaded with detail and the camera handles very well.  I look forward to being able to print images very large now.

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  1. Libby November 18, 2012 at 12:19 am #

    The 800E is a nice piece of kit and from one who has been using cameras without an AA filter for years, you’ll notice some differences. Nice to see a post from you and glad you are feeling better.

  2. Naomi November 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    Welcome back – glad you are doing better and continue to feel even more better. Lovely pictures of the Sierras – wish they were not so far away from me! Happy Thanksgiving!