Window to the Sky


Behind the Scenes of this Photo

Taken in the Pioneer Basin, John Muir Wilderness, high Sierra Nevada mountains in California on July 11th, 2014

At the tail end of a 5-day backpacking trip through the John Muir Wilderness I woke up to that rarest of Sierra sights: clouds in the sky at morning. After shooting the blazingly colorful sunrise near the shores of the lowest Pioneer Basin lake I was amped up and excited to continue photographing. I wandered up Mono Creek looking for interesting compositions and came across this bend in the stream. A deep, wide pool caused the creek flow to slow down to a snail’s pace, allowing perfect reflections to form in the surface of the water. The clouds overhead diffused the morning sunlight on the landscape and with the help of a GND I was able to capture the painterly light bathing the scene.

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6 replies
  1. Sophia
    Sophia says:

    “This is truly ugly” – SAiD No oNE eVER
    – Everyone IN THE WHOLE WORLD(i wish) “This is the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in my whole life.”

    Anyways nice job! I love the photo keep on doing some more photos like this(btw)Good work!


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