"Along California's Central Valley's eastern margin rises the mighty Sierra, miles in height, reposing like a smooth cumulous cloud in the sunny sky, and so gloriously coloured, and so luminous, it seems to be not clothed with light, but wholly composed of it, like the wall of some celestial city. Along the top, and extending a good way down, you see a pale, pearl-grey belt of snow, and below its belt of blue and dark purple, marking the extensions of the forests, and along the base of the range a broad belt of rose-purple and yellow, where lie the miners' gold fields and the foothill gardens. All these coloured belts blending smoothly make a wall of light ineffably fine, and beautiful as a rainbow, yet firm as adamant."
--- JOHN MUIR - "The Mountains of California"
This image of Box Lake is within the John Muir Wilderness, farther up the Rock Creek Trail into the Thousand Lakes area.
The peak on the left is Mt. Abbot at 13,704 feet above sea level, and Mt. Mills on the right at 13,451 feet.
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dta (62212) 2014-05-15 9:43
Hello Ray ,
Your serie is splendid , and very inviting to discover this super moutain area . it looks like our Pyrénées .
Silvio1953 (114861) 2014-05-15 9:57
Ciao Ray, fantastic landscape, splendid clarity, great light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
photographer_sg (2540) 2014-05-15 10:59
Another spectacular landscape with excellent framing and composition. The vivid colours are handled superbly and the hazy mountains in the distance make a perfect backdrop. Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
PaulVDV (20231) 2014-05-15 18:34
A very varied landscape with each part in its own specific colour.
Best regards, Paul
kabel (1535) 2014-05-15 18:35
Hi Ray , beautiful image of the sierras. Did you hike up to the lake? May I place this image in the High Sierras theme?
Okay. Wonderful pov and good exposure,
Didi (54645) 2014-05-15 23:17
Awesome picture from a good dominant position
It was possible to make a big panoramic view
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-05-15 23:30
This is a beautiful place!
The composition and exposure are perfect,
very nice colours.
saxo042 (36630) 2014-05-15 23:32
This is a very pleasant scenery and a picture with very attractive colours.
Kamilutka (8079) 2014-05-16 1:00
every time I look at your mountain photos I feel an urge to find my walking boots and start planning some trekking trip. Beautiful spot and for views like this one it is always worthy to make make an effort. I like how you composed the picture with the narrow creek shooting through the forest. The orange color contrasts lovely with the rich green. Mountains in the background are majestic and finish off the whole picture.
Very good DOF and great quality of sharpness as well as good colors.
Thanks for sharing
eldancer1 (24625) 2014-05-16 5:39
Your landscapes are awesome! They are captured with good balance. Excellent composition with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (14161) 2014-05-18 11:04
Ray, an amazing panoramic view from an amazing place to visit!! Great contrast of colors and a very spectacular background of the mountains!! a sharp and beautiful natural picture!!