- I composed this image on my first evening of a three day trip to the eastern sierras. I had never been to Lake Sabrina (located 19 miles east of Bishop, California at about 9,200 ft elevation), but was immediately taken with the drama and beauty of the area. This beautiful little lake is surrounded by towering granite peaks that plunge strait down into this pristine little reservoir. I spent two days scouting and becoming familiar with the area. I chose this vantage point, on a small peninsula jutting into the lake, as it offered a clear panoramic vista of the mountains towering above the lake to the west in the direction of the setting sun. The previous night offered no special light, as I sat in the rain waiting for the sky to break for just one moment. On the second evening I was rewarded for my perseverence. The clouds filled the sky most of the afternoon, but I commited to this evenings shoot. After setting up early and observing the conditions, the sky opened up and allowed the sun to paint the clouds with pinks and reds. My sleeping bag always feels more comfortable after an experience like this.
- The Details: K.B. Canham 5×7 Metal Field Camera with 4×5 reducing back, Rodenstock 150mm Sironar-S lens, Singh Ray 3-stop soft gradation split neutral density filter, BTZS dark cloth, Really Right Stuff BH-55 ball head, Gitzo 1325 carbon fiber tripod, Fuji Provia 100 4×5 film.
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