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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby balzaccom » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:06 am

Giving this a bump one more time. Should I post another photo? OR does someone else want to lead off? Dave? Its your turn!
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby SSSdave » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:48 pm

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Independence Day firecracker flower scenic mystery


What are we looking at here? Yes a famous peak is in view and more. Did I have to hike...yep. Is it a lonely place one will not see any footprints...yep.

Taken this holiday weekend Saturday afternoon July 2 with my 60mm Sigma on A6000 image size 6000 by 4000 pixels. Processed with focus stacking.

Dwarf monkeyflower, mimulus nanus, sulphur buckwheat, eriogonum umbellatum, a few branched tidy-lupine, lupinus lepidus var. ramosus, and jeffrey pine.

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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby Cross Country » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:06 pm

this is?
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby ERIC » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:33 am

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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby copeg » Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:16 pm

SSSdave, taken in the vicinity of Lookout Mountain looking south towards Sherwin Lakes, Bloody Mountain on the left?
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby SSSdave » Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:36 pm

Very good my friend, you're up. Of note my tripod was somewhat north. The distinctive silhouette of those impressive peaks while one drives south on US395 is likely to register in one's mind. At frame mid left is of course Bloody Mountain with its snowy couloir backcountry skiers enjoy. On its shoulder poking over the top is Red Slate and at frame edge left, Laurel Mountain. This is a large treeless pumice plain thanks to Mono Craters of which there are several in that region. For most of each year those areas are of little interest to all but off road vehicle enthusiasts, particularly dirt bikes. However there is a narrow window when those areas hold some treasures that ought be of interest to photographers because of a short season usually late June to early July of striking wildflower carpets. Although my downsized image looks impressive it does not satisfy my work there because I had to compromise capture due to breezy conditions in somewhat harsh midday light. Thus may return in the future on a calmer day and likely disperse camp right out on that lonely plain where I can capture a mid morning frame.
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby copeg » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:40 pm

Taken in June of '05. The snow might make this trickier.

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