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 shots above were taken with the Nikon. The ones below are from the Canon.
And that concludes Day One of our trip.