Autumn photo trip from Lone Pine to Bishop California, Oct. 27, 2010

I just returned from a great trip to the Eastern Sierras with my camera club, Photographic Society of Orange County. We stay in the same motel and go our own way during the day, taking whatever pictures we like. We meet for happy hour and dinner, and occasionally run into each other while out taking photos.

I carpooled with fellow club member Mark Singer. We took pictures on the way up last Wednesday and all day Thursday. But then Mark received news that there had been a death in his family,. We headed back home on Friday, cutting the trip short by two days. We did join the club on Friday morning for a photo shoot in the ghost town of Bodie before heading back.

I took 844 photos with my Canon EOS D30 and 330 with my Nikon Coolpix P90. I got those narrowed down to 321 pictures that I worked with on my computer using Corel’s PaintShop Pro. Out of that batch, I really like 207 of them. Somehow I’ve got to narrow that down to something reasonable that I can post on my blog. Here are photos from the drive up, which includes the stretch of Hwy 395 that runs from Lone Pine to Bishop and beyond, including Tom’s Place.

The Eastern Sierras in October viewed from Diaz Lake.

 

Cottonwood at Diaz Lake near Lone Pine, CA

Yerba Mansa and autumn grasses at Lake Diaz near Lone Pine, California

Milkweed

View of Crowley Lake from road leading from Tom's Place

The shots above were taken with the Nikon. The ones below are from the Canon.

Rocks at the Alabama Hills outside of Lone Pine, California

Closeup of lichen on granite

Grasses between rocks of the Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, CA.

The lighting is better in the early morning. This is what the Alabama Hills look like closer to noon.

The Alabama Hills were favorite locations for TV westerns and movies.

Cottonwoods, black poplars, copper birch and aspen had turned yellow.

Round Valley near Bishop.

Cottonwood leaf on rabbitbrush.

Rabbitbrush in autumn

Honeybee on rabbitbrush

Round Valley near Bishop, CA

Creek near Tom's Place

Copper birch leaves

Pack mule

Mark and a pack mule confront each other. I love the light splatter in this photo.

Wild rose hips

Aspen trees

Path through the October woods near Tom's Place, CA

And that concludes Day One of our trip.

About Lou Murray, Ph.D.

I'm a professional writer/photographer, avid gardener, and active environmentalist living in southern California. I am retired from writing a weekly newspaper column on environmental topics in the Huntington Beach Independent, but I am still teaching at the Orange County Conservation Corps. This blog chronicles my efforts to live a green life growing as much food as possible for my husband and myself on a 4,500 sq ft yard that is covered mainly by house, garage, driveway, and sidewalks.
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4 Responses to Autumn photo trip from Lone Pine to Bishop California, Oct. 27, 2010

  1. Shelley D. says:

    Thanks Lou!
    It’s always fun to see someone else’s version of the same trip.
    Still working on my 1,000 photos and trying to wittle it down to a manageable amount.
    All the Best!

    • Shelley, hope you got some good shots. Sorry we didn’t run into you more often on the trip. I’m getting used to the “you’re on your own” style of our club’s photo trips, but I’m happy that we ran into people for meals.

  2. Glen Buto says:

    Wonderful work Lou!! Enjoyed the fotos a lot!!

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