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Posts Made By: Fred Lusk

December 6, 2020 01:28 AM Forum: Landscape Photography

Eastern Sierra - Mostly NOT Fall Color

Posted By Fred Lusk

Virginia Lakes - My one fall color scene worth showing, even though I had to oversaturate the colors.

December 6, 2020 01:30 AM Forum: Landscape Photography

Eastern Sierra - Mostly NOT Fall Color

Posted By Fred Lusk

Near the north entrance to the June Lakes Loop is this charming fixer-upper. A little paint, a little wallpaper, some carpet, some duct tape, and it will look like new. I promise. smile BTW, when we got into the June Lakes area proper, the smoke was so dense that it resembled the San Joaquin Valley's winter Tule Fog but smelled worse.

December 6, 2020 01:33 AM Forum: Landscape Photography

Eastern Sierra - Mostly NOT Fall Color

Posted By Fred Lusk

Last one....

This fixer-upper also includes a delightful detached mother-in-law cottage....for your delightful detached mother-in-law. cwy

December 6, 2020 01:52 AM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

Small Stuff from October and November

Posted By Fred Lusk

This forum section needs a kick-start, so here is my attempt....smile

The first weekend of October, my wife and I visited the Eastern Sierra (Hwy 395 corridor) with a small photo group from our church.  The main purpose of this trip was fall color, but we were about a week too early for the best color.  Also, the Inyo National Forest, where many of the best spots are located, was closed due to smoke from the Creek Fire, which burned nearly 400,000 acres in Fresno and Madera Counties on the west side of the Sierra (unfortunately, one member of our group lost her home in Shaver Lake a couple weeks before the trip).  The secondary purpose of this trip was visiting the Alabama Hills (just outside of Lone Pine) for sunset/moonrise one night and sunrise/moonset the next morning.  (I already posted an image in the Digital SLR Astrophotography Forum from the first night of this trip and some landscape images in the Landscape Forum.)

Here is a pine cone....not just any pine cone, but a purposefully overexposed pine cone from Mammoth Creek Park in the city of Mammoth Lakes, California.

December 6, 2020 01:53 AM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

Small Stuff from October and November

Posted By Fred Lusk

Our hotel in Lee Vining had a small outdoor patio surrounded on three sides by raised flower beds.  Here is one of the many flowers.

December 6, 2020 01:54 AM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

December 6, 2020 01:57 AM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

Small Stuff from October and November

Posted By Fred Lusk

My best fall color images were actually leaves I found at Virginia Lakes, Twin Lakes, and Lundy Lake.  I use various lighting techniques including natural front light, back light, and a macro twin flash.  Here is one example with natural front light.

December 6, 2020 01:58 AM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

December 6, 2020 01:58 AM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

Small Stuff from October and November

Posted By Fred Lusk

Another leaf against the sky.

December 6, 2020 01:59 AM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

Small Stuff from October and November

Posted By Fred Lusk

This one curled up nicely.