Eastern Sierra Photo: This is from a trip back in 2006. I ran out of time getting to these lakes the day before so I had to wake up super early hike up there with a little moonlight. I lost the trail many times but made it in time for sunrise.

Processing: I use many different programs for processing, love to have options. This time it was mostly just camera raw before photoshop. I use LR4 and Canon's Digital Photo Professional for raw converters. This was a single raw file, no bracketing. Probably used an ND grad filter on this one. Why aren't those grasses neon green? Don't want the eye to go to them instantly.. . Want the eye to go to the alpen glow on the lit peaks, everything else is secondary.

Nikon D70 6 megapixel camera that still works today!

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