Snow and Fog

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Last week we had another snow storm in the mountains around San Diego. I started the day heading to Lake Henshaw, hoping to find some compositions in a morning mist. I discovered a majestic old oak with one limb bowed low to the ground and others that extended upwards.

Bowing Oak
Humble Warrior

Later we headed to Boucher Hill on Palomar Mountain in the fresh snow. We were almost the first to reach the fire lookout. A park ranger passed us as we were taking photos and left his footprints in the snow.

The Lookout
Winter Tree

On the way home, we stopped along the road to capture some late autumn color in sycamore trees.


Peaks of the Eastern Sierra

The first time I drove highway 395 in California from the Tahoe region to southern California I was awestruck by the mile upon mile wall of Sierra Mountains rising from the arid Owen’s Valley. Here are some of the peaks you see along the way.

Blue Sky Morning on the Owen’s River: The prominent peak in the center is Birch Mountain (13,602′) reflecting in the river. and Mount Tinemaha (12,520 ft ) just left.

I came back to this location (above) on the Owen’s River another morning hoping for more clouds and color. I didn’t find it, however I was able to capture full moon setting.

Edge of the Night: Moonset over the Sierra Mountains.
Indepence Peak: Elevation‎: ‎11,744′
Mount Bailey (Elevation: 8,376′) and Mount Keith (Elevation: 13,983′)
Mount Tom: Elevation: 13,652′
Mount Williamson: 14,380′
Maestoso (Mount Whitney, elevation 14,505′)

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