We recently did a 1 week road trip in California. While I thoroughly enjoy the process of twiddling with the resulting mass of RAW files, my itch to share some of the better images with you has overcome my patience. So, I decided to put them up in parts as I finish my post processing, grouped by geographic area.
In my arsenal was my EPL1, 14-42mm kit, adapted 40-150mm, 20mm, polarizing and ND filters, and a Slik Sprint Pro II tripod. Many times, I felt like I was missing something wider. I also missed having a remote for the times I wanted to be in the shot, but I made due with running to beat the timer. ;-)
Comments and criticism are very much welcome.
I'm looking for real criticism - you won't hurt my feelings. If there's something that irks you, or you just find something bland or boring, please let me know! Any technical comments are also very valuable.
I truly hope you enjoy these images!
1. General Sherman, the most massive tree on Earth.
2. Walking through the Giant Forest
5. Sandal feet
6. Washing said feet in the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, which runs through the Lodgepole Campground.
7. Sunset from the camp overflow parking lot.
8. Tokopah Falls. It was mid day, so I was forced to stack both ND and polarizing filters.
11. Crystal Cave candlelight tour.
12. Being the last group of the day, we got to do the tour twice, the second time with the cave lights on and flashlights.
13. There are fires throughout the Sierras. I stopped to snap a picture of the smoke hanging low in the western foothills on our way north to Kings Canyon NP.