Lone Pine Peak and Sail Rock by I Nancy, on Flickr
There is an advantage of hanging with a local group of photographers, at the last minute they will call you up and ask “Hey, you want to go to on a road trip? There is snow on the Sierras.” So off I went on a quick two day, one night, photo shot to Lone Pine. We were hoping to get the front edge of the next predicted storm, but alas it was late. Instead, we had blue sky with just a few wisps of clouds. We got up before dawn and watched the sunrise. We were joined by a few other photographers along the way. Always friendly, always considerate.
These two were brought into B&W, and even my husband, a consummate color fan, agreed that they were more powerful this way. The foreground is brown, the peaks baby blue, and the sky light to medium blue. I used a “red filter” in post processing which darkened the sky and lighted the rocks. Just what I needed. I was careful to still keep the contrast between the front rocks and the peaks. To compare the two vantage points, you can match the lower rock formation on the right hand side of the upper image to the formations in the foreground on the lower image.
Lone Pine Peak by I Nancy, on Flickr