Sierra Sunrises, Solitude, and Sorrow

If anyone’s interested, here’s the write-up on my recent trip through the Alabama Hills, Manzanar National Historic Site, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Bodie State Historic Park, Lake Tahoe, Reno, and western Nevada, including an emotional stop in Las Vegas. —Dan

Travelin' Dan

Sometimes the vacation you had imagined in your head doesn’t develop as you thought it would, and that’s not always a bad thing.

This was meant to be a trip where the primary mission was photographing some of our natural wonders. Inspired by landscape photographer, Thomas Heaton out of the U.K., I wanted to slow down, look for compositions, set up the tripod, and take the shot. I had done a little homework, determining sunrise, sunset, and moonrise times throughout the trip at the locations I wanted to visit, and I was keen on being in Lake Tahoe for the full moon.

Of course, the secondary mission for this trip was to see something new—to color in another part of my travel map that was empty. In this case, I was looking to experience western Nevada and bits of Arizona and California on US 95.

My initial concept for this…

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4 thoughts on “Sierra Sunrises, Solitude, and Sorrow

  1. Chip Paris

    Fantastic photographs. Thank you for posting them. I am also going thru the journey. I had a Robotic Radical Prostatectomy in February 20, 2017 doing fine. A few bumps along the way but inproving everyday. Last PSA begining of October 2017 was undetectable. I am also a photographer and have been out shooting as much as possible. A wonderful distraction. Keep on shooting. Chip Paris

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