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Road Trip

roaddog52roaddog52 Registered Users Posts: 1,323 Major grins

My wife and I tossed some gear into the van, and headed south on U.S. 395 Traveling through Washington and Oregon during the night, we found ourselves in the eastern Sierra Nevada's of California.

During the day we kept tracking amazing Lenticular cloud formations as we traveled south.

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Approaching Mono Lake we were still tracking the clouds.

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Next stop, Alabama Hills

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Alabama Hills welcome committee
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I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!

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    StumblebumStumblebum Registered Users Posts: 8,480 Major grins

    Wonderful set Phil! One of my favorite areas as well! Caught great clouds too! For the first one, tbe blue is taking over......rest is pretty cool! Cheers!

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    David_S85David_S85 Administrators Posts: 13,203 moderator

    Agree. Wonderful set of photos. Looks like you found the famous Mobius Arch too.

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    shawncshawnc Registered Users Posts: 686 Major grins

    I think I need to visit The Alabama Hills... Great set of images.

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    roaddog52roaddog52 Registered Users Posts: 1,323 Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    Wonderful set Phil! One of my favorite areas as well! Caught great clouds too! For the first one, tbe blue is taking over......rest is pretty cool! Cheers!

    Thanks Taz. Looking at the 1st one again, I have to agree with you. I tried a couple of options, 1st a bit of saturation adjustment with some illumination tweaks, and the 2nd option was a different crop to eliminate more sky, and some illumination tweaks.

    Personally I think the new crop really puts the main focus on the clouds, which was my original intention.

    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
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    roaddog52roaddog52 Registered Users Posts: 1,323 Major grins

    @David_S85 said:
    Agree. Wonderful set of photos. Looks like you found the famous Mobius Arch too.

    Thanks. Mobius was easy to locate. There are others, but I'll have to work harder at finding them next visit.

    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
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    roaddog52roaddog52 Registered Users Posts: 1,323 Major grins
    edited April 24, 2021

    @shawnc said:
    I think I need to visit The Alabama Hills... Great set of images.

    Thanks. That whole area of the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains has a lot of great photo opportunities. I'll be returning, but in cooler weather. some of us N westerners don't tolerate the heat to well.

    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
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    StumblebumStumblebum Registered Users Posts: 8,480 Major grins

    I love the pano crop the second one that you posted! Cheers Phil!

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    black mambablack mamba Registered Users Posts: 8,321 Major grins

    Great shooting, Phil. I'm glad to see you're making the best of the leisure time you now have to get out and around. Thanks for sharing.

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    roaddog52roaddog52 Registered Users Posts: 1,323 Major grins

    Thanks Tom. More to follow.

    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
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