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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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