Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sunrise over the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Sunrise over Sierra Nevada Mountains from Ahwahnee, California  2010

Sunrise over Sierra Nevada Mountains,
from Ahwahnee, California 2010

1/100 sec at f/16, focal length: 70mm, ISO 50, Aperture Priority, 0EV,
- 10 April 2010 6:35 am PDT. Photographed with Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/4L, tripod mounted.

I recently wrote about the importance of returning to locations in 'Getting to know your favorite "Friends" '. The above image is another example of a location I'm constantly returning to. Daily, in fact.

While I may be spoiled in that this is the view that I'm greeted with when I walk out my front door, it shouldn't lessen the lesson of importance in visiting a location repeatedly in varying light or conditions. Even when you think you can do no better, you never really know.

By the way, 'Moon rise over Shuteye Peak' was taken from the same spot as the image above. Same goes for the images found here, here, and here (2nd image).


  1. What a unique sunrise - with the thick layer of clouds over the horizon. Love those bursting sun rays at the top!

  2. John-Beautiful image. Brooks Jensen (editor of Lenswork) has an essay about the importance of "repeating yourself" in your photography. Like you he suggests visiting the same place and taking the image again and again in various light, conditions and vantage points. Great advice and your image proves that point.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Ron Lacy