To view the Sierra Nevada's Ritter Range 'Minarets' resembling Islamic mosques architecture only by Nature, drive from yesterday's Mammoth Lakes Basin posting via Highway 203 across Mammoth Lakes Village then north east to the Minaret Summit Vista Point.
The tallest spire in the arete is named after Norman Clyde the famous Sierra Nevada mountain climber.
The Ritter Range is the dividing point between west and east water flows. Snow melt waters on the west side flow towards California's San Joaquin Valley and on to the Pacific Ocean. And snow melt waters on its east side flow down into the Owen's Valley.
The highest peaks are Mount Ritter at 13,143 feet above sea level, and Banner Peak at 12,936 feet.
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Noel_Byrne (27062) 2014-05-31 8:32
Great scene for black and white, this looks beautiful, and the clouds add so much mood and a great sense of energy. An unusual formation of rocks, and very beautiful because of it.
Thanks also for your comment on my shot from Glendalough, I have admit, as I was walking around the abandoned miners village, I did think of your gallery! Glad you liked it.
All the best
eldancer1 (31475) 2014-05-31 9:11
Wow! Awesome especially in B&W! So Ansel Adam style. Good composition with great contrast. Love the clouds. Very well done, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-05-31 9:50
Ray, the monochrome is also very exciting and much more dramatic showing the extension of the beautiful mountains and their grandeur!!
enjoy your journey!!
Didi (58800) 2014-05-31 9:52
Very good B&W picture with very good contrast
delpeoples (54773) 2014-06-01 4:22
So you're going all Ansel Adams on us eh? Love the B&W, not often seen in your Gallery. The Rule of Thirds framing works really well and I love how you've given all that space to the mist and clouds. Excellent textures with those pine trees in the FG. Great shot, thanks for sharing.
Have a great Sunday
emka (85407) 2014-06-04 14:30
Strange, but on this balck and white picture the mountains remind me Torres del Paine. Amazing clouds over the high mountains. Breath taking view.
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