Granite Paradise (Milky Way about the Sierra Backcountry)

Granite Paradise (Milky Way over the Sierra Backcountry)

As lots of of you know, I’m a backcountry ranger in the Sierras. I just expended an definitely astounding night in the wilderness at a person of my most loved lakes, eight miles and 4000 brutal toes of elevation acquire into the backcountry. The finest portion is…I was paid out for it* )

Following staying dealt with to a gorgeous superior cloud sunset with just a person other celebration all over, I set up my camp and cooked dinner. When I was carried out, it was just about 10PM and the Milky Way was shining brilliantly over a peak to the still left. I fired off a couple photographs that I was seriously pleased with, but I realized that finally I was going to have to wake up in the center of the night if I needed to line up the galaxy with this iconic Sierra peak.

So I set my alarm for 1:30AM… and this was the scene I woke up to. Not only had the Milky Way aligned alone with the peak as I’d hoped, but the moon was just beginning to rise, casting a form of nocturnal alpenglow on to the peaks as well as shade on to the clouds. Beautiful masses of clouds had formed on both the still left and proper sides (and any person who knows the Higher Sierra will recognize how uncommon clouds at night can be!).

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This lake is a granite paradise, and in addition to this shot and several other comps, I was able to seize the thirteen-shot panorama of a life span. It really is referred to as “A Evening in the Mountains” and I will release it before long. In the meantime, I hope you delight in this a person. Getting able to shoot the Milky Way is rather new for me because my aged gear seriously was not able of using excellent photographs in these kinds of small gentle, so thoughts and recommendations are extremely welcome.

*Oh, yeah, a disclaimer about the “getting paid out to hike” portion… I saved at minimum two visitors’ life on this excursion, which designed anything even far more worthwhile. 🙂

– Jeff

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Posted by landESCAPEvisuals | jeff lewis on 2013-07-02 21:49:43



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