Spent the weekend up in the Eastern Sierra’s with my son Jared and a few of his friends. The weather was incredible, with mild temperatures (78F-58F) and partly cloudy Saturday daytime, building into rain storms Saturday night. Basically the best possible situation for landscape photography. I love shooting the Alabama Hills outside Lone Pine California. There is literally so much to shoot you don’t know what to start with first, Archers, Rock formations, Grand Vistas, Mountain, Big Sky, Great Sunrise and Sunset options. And to top it off camping is free and always open space all year.
For me personally I love using my Sony 70 -200 lens for this type of location. It allows you to both reach out and compress objects in your composition. Don’t get me wrong I love using my Sony 16-35 GM for those wide angle bad ass vistas shots, but with a space this grand, this epic is very hard to find a composition where all the components are all working together, something always seams not to work. But when you use the 70-200 zoom you gain the ability to reach out and fine those little vignettes with all the right ingredients to make a magic shot. Here are a few of the best from this past weekend