Tuesday, December 8, 2009

ABC Wednesday: U for Un.....

The last day of our trip to Eastern Sierra, our group leader Dave Wyman woke us up at 6 in the morning to go to the Twin Lake. It is one of the many lakes formed by damming the tributaries feeding into the Mono Lake. It was very cold, very dark and very early. For us, the Unforeseeable and Unexpected was when the sun finally came up, we were greeted with an Unbelievable and Unforgettable scenery.

As you can see from the photograph, the sun bathed the mountains closer to the lake in a golden light, further away, the snow-capped mountain also lighted up, both of them reflected in the calm lake surface. The water was so clear that you could see the pebbles underneath, and in the distance, a multicolor shimmering just appeared.

Here Dave Wyman was talking to two other group members. It is a reflection from the lake and I inverted it a 180-degree.

Now the sun came up more and we can see the opposite side of the lake, and the shimmering turned to golden color. Unquestionably, it is one of the most amazing scenery we have seen during the trip.

This is the way how to use a vintage Leica. Our other leader Ken Rockwell was shown here photographing the snow-capped mountain on the other side of the lake. He hung his backpack on the tripod in order to further stabilized it and pointed his hand-held light meter toward the scene. For me, it is Unbelievably difficult but I bet he would have Unsurpassed quality of the image on film.

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20 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

I am absolutely blown away! What amazing photos...Wow! I love every single one of them, but, the one with your images is unbelievable! Wow! Wow! Wow! I could fill this little box with even more "Wows!"

I hope people enlarge these photos!!!

Dot said...

Absolutely beautiful shots! My favorite is the second one. Looks like a stunning place...very majestic!

Denise said...

Stunning scenery and fantastic photography. That early morning light turns the magic on even more.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Wow, stunning photos!

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Jay said...

Wow. Those are Unbelievably beautiful photos! Especially that second one. I would most definitely frame that one, it's stunning!

Now I want to go there! With my camera - my real DSLR, tripod, extra lenses, hand held light meter ... and in my case, all the manuals to go with them. LOL!

Sylvia K said...

I feel the same way as Carolyn! What fantastic, gorgeous, unbelievable images! Absolutely breathtaking! How wonderful to be able to see it for real! This is definitely the next best thing though!

Thanks for beauty and the majesty!

Sylvia

Manang Kim said...

It is an amazing scenery. Very well taken and it is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. That is so gorgeous. It took my breath away the moment it came up on the screen. Really amazing.

Martha in PA said...

I am speechless at the beauty you have captured!

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SandyCarlson said...

These are gorgeous photos. You capture another world. Thanks for this gift.

Tumblewords: said...

Ohmigosh! I've never seen anything like this. Your photographs are superb and the scenery is unbelievably beautiful!

twobarkingdogs said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Spiderdama said...

Absolutely beautiful nature and shots!;-)

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

unquestionably unusual.

Roger Owen Green said...

what Jay said; unbelievable.

Rose said...

Such beautiful scenery! This was certainly worth getting up at 6 AM to see such wondrous sights.

Jama said...

Amazingly beautiful view!

Tony said...

Beautiful mountain scene. I like the one with the sun, shadows and rocks. Thanks.

Dave said...

Dave (Nosebleed) Wyman here - I should have commented on these photographs earlier. They are, as others have said, beautiful.

Even though I've been to the same place you depict - even though I stood nextd to you - I am seeing it through your eyes, and you see very, very well.

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