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dperez
22-Mar-2016, 22:52
Last year was such a success, that we thought we would do it again!

WHO: Large format photographers

WHAT: Photography gathering: making pictures, telling lies, drinking wine, beer, and/or other fine elixirs.

WHERE: Alabama Hills, CA. Campsite coordinates: 36.620895, -118.116395

WHEN: May 6-7, 2016

OTHER: Bring your own cameras, film, tripods, etc. Make your own food, travel, and sleeping arrangements.

Camping is free, but sites are primitive, no restrooms, showers, etc. Plan accordingly. Other accommodations can be made in the town of Lone Pine.

This year we will camp in Alabama Hills proper, rather than in a nearby campsite. This will eliminate the caravan trips back and forth to our shooting locations. This change means we're back to primitive camping. So bring the appropriate gear. Folding Tables and chairs might come in handy if you can bring them.

A few years ago a group of us So Cal LF photographers set up camp near a cool vista point. We made photographs until it was dark, and later while we were sitting around the camp light sipping wine and/or beer, one of the photographers, Matt Blais, brought up in conversation the Kickstarter project known as, the Wanderlust Camera... Well, except for the fact that he misnamed it as the "Wildebeest Camera." Slightly buzzed, we all agreed that had the kickstarter project been named as such we all would have invested! Realizing that such a name change would never be occur, we settled on naming our campsite... An so Camp Wildebeest was born!

http://i.imgur.com/sM7pQJ8.jpg
Overview

http://i.imgur.com/7bPlQK2.jpg
Closeup

Here is a link to a Google Earth file (https://www.dropbox.com/s/eqksgdca07rzqj6/Camp%20Wildebeest.kmz?dl=0) showing the campsite location

We plan on hanging around the Alabama Hills area for the entire weekend, but obviously participants are free to make their own schedules.

Hope to see some new and old faces!

-Daniel

dperez
22-Mar-2016, 23:30
Here are a few pictures from last year's Alabama Hills Gathering:
http://i.imgur.com/ZnuNqr3.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/odi4iBw.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/gK8KOmt.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/5kNCldo.jpg

Michael Clark
23-Mar-2016, 06:55
Looks like you guys picked a great day for that camp out.

ScottPhotoCo
23-Mar-2016, 08:43
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seabee1999
23-Mar-2016, 14:44
I'm gonna try to make this one, even if it's just for a day trip.

Forrest Atkins
23-Mar-2016, 19:59
Thanks Daniel, will try to make it.

Vaughn
23-Mar-2016, 23:23
A 4x10 image (negative on a light table and photographed w/ digital camera then fooled with in PS) taken from my Alabama Hills camp last month. So far I have found four people out there amongst the rocks.

But it is more than a day's drive from home, so home I will stay! Enjoy!

dperez
29-Mar-2016, 15:17
Guys, I made a mistake with the dates... We will be there from Friday to Sunday 5/6 thru 5/8.

-Daniel

jjames100
11-Apr-2016, 09:01
jjames100 here. Long ago I used to meet up at different places with Per Volquartz and the guys. I hope this is the same group with new faces as we used to have a lot of fun and made great images. I will try to make this trip and hope to meet some old faces and new. Here's to Per..........I know he's still with us somewhere.

ghostcount
25-Apr-2016, 10:32
12 day count down bump.

As last year (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?121589-LF-Gathering-Alabama-Hills-CA-May-15-17), forecast shows we might have some "dramatic" clouds. :)

seabee1999
25-Apr-2016, 11:45
12 day count down bump.

As last year (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?121589-LF-Gathering-Alabama-Hills-CA-May-15-17), forecast shows we might have some "dramatic" clouds. :)

I just saw the forecast and I hope it holds out as predicted.

R/
Dave

Robert Oliver
25-Apr-2016, 14:07
I might try and get out there...

Kodachrome25
25-Apr-2016, 17:41
I might try to get out there too. Even though I live in the mountains, there is something about the Owens Valley that reels me in.

ScottPhotoCo
26-Apr-2016, 22:50
I am planning on being there. I need a break from moving.


Tim
www.ScottPhoto.co

peter schrager
27-Apr-2016, 01:48
I may just make it up there too
best,peter

ghostcount
27-Apr-2016, 15:06
In case the free site at Alabama Hills is occupied by non-LF and/or camera crews, the Tuttle Creek Campground is an option. It is a BLM campground located just south of Alabama Hills off Tuttle Creek Rd, and about 4.5 miles SW of Lone Pine, CA.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tu...8e9dede5fa9018

GPS: 36 33.902'N, 118 7.527'W

Cost per site is $5/night

Official Website: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/bisho...ng/tuttle.html

Vaughn
27-Apr-2016, 16:31
In the Alabama Hills, it is all free, hundreds of acres of free -- camp anywhere (I would avoid setting up a tent in the middle of a road). And getting too many people these days...but still a nice place.

peter schrager
27-Apr-2016, 23:12
can someone PM me a cell number so I can make contact...no camping for me but would still like to join! 310-855-4528/cell #
best. peter

Laura_Campbell
29-Apr-2016, 23:50
Yay! I'll drop in and shoot with y'all. I'll keep you posted with weather updates next week. Looking forward to seeing you guys!

peter schrager
30-Apr-2016, 03:08
so honored to have Laura Campbell come and join us...it's going to be a blast!!
hey if anyone wants to try out a 4x5 or 5x7 camera I have extra cameras and film...extra tripod would be good though..just let me know
who cares about the weather...low wind yes!! let's burn some film!!
have an amazing day!!
peter

seabee1999
30-Apr-2016, 09:35
To confirm, I'll be there next weekend. It'll only for a short time though. I'll arrive around sunrise and more than likely leave around noon. I'll head to where you all plan to camp first. I've got a new camera to use so this should be fun.

R/
Dave

Laura_Campbell
30-Apr-2016, 21:37
We're getting classic spring weather in Owens. Clouds and snow high on both mountains, and partly cloudy with scattered showers in the valley. Gorgeous lighting for photography. Dennis Mattinson's Mono/Inyo weather forecast on Sierra Wave is one of the best for OV: http://www.sierrawave.net/category/weather-forecast/

Jim Fitzgerald
30-Apr-2016, 22:07
Have fun everyone. I'll be with you in spirit!

Forrest Atkins
2-May-2016, 09:48
Any idea what time you guys might show up on Friday?

rich815
2-May-2016, 11:49
Have a good time guys. I just can't make it this time with Mother's Day on Sunday and some other personal obligations unfortunately. So jealous!

Michael Clark
2-May-2016, 13:27
Any idea what time you guys might show up on Friday?
Hi Forest, I might be their Thursday. Are you gunna bring Bill with you? If you do I'll bring an extra can of beans.

Mike

ScottPhotoCo
2-May-2016, 13:31
Randy and I will be heading out quite early in Friday morning. Not sure exactly what time that might put us there.


Tim
www.ScottPhoto.co

Michael Clark
2-May-2016, 13:38
I do not have a cell phone with one of Spock's Tri-quarter's built inn, so 'am I going to "Guess-ta-mate" the camp area location by using Randy's "Pirate Map" and a hardy "YOW HOO HOO" matey

ghostcount
2-May-2016, 14:26
I do not have a cell phone with one of Spock's Tri-quarter's built inn, so 'am I going to "Guess-ta-mate" the camp area location by using Randy's "Pirate Map" and a hardy "YOW HOO HOO" matey

No need to fret - here's a map to the doubloons.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Lone+Pine,+CA/36.620895,-118.116395/@36.6073246,-118.0913938,15z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m5!1m1!1s0x80be2d9c13f20653:0x4f8616360028f78!2m2!1d-118.0628654!2d36.6060444!1m0

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seabee1999
2-May-2016, 15:03
No need to fret - here's a map of to the doubloons.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Lone+Pine,+CA/36.620895,-118.116395/@36.6073246,-118.0913938,15z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m5!1m1!1s0x80be2d9c13f20653:0x4f8616360028f78!2m2!1d-118.0628654!2d36.6060444!1m0

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Cool. I'll meet you all there on Saturday morning bright and early.

R/
Dave

Forrest Atkins
2-May-2016, 15:12
Hi Forest, I might be their Thursday. Are you gunna bring Bill with you? If you do I'll bring an extra can of beans.

Mike
Hi Mike, Bill's in Australia so save the beans til next time :)

Michael Clark
2-May-2016, 17:17
Ahh, ok .I guess that's a better place for him, maybe they have beans there.

Michael Clark
2-May-2016, 17:22
Thanks Randy, follow the blue brick pave road to the red circle, arrh matty.

peter schrager
2-May-2016, 19:04
I'll be there on Friday morning
Early...just text or call me 3108554528

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk

seabee1999
5-May-2016, 18:09
I hope everyone has a safe trip out to the area tomorrow. I'll see you all bright and early Saturday.

R/
Dave

Laura_Campbell
5-May-2016, 21:04
The weather looks great for photography this weekend. See you guys tomorrow in the afternoon. I plan to make portraits so I hope no one is camera-shy.

dperez
6-May-2016, 21:10
The guys that made it out there before me decided to change the camp location... The new site is:

N 36.60436 deg
W 118.11722 deg

We will still shoot in the morning at the original site described in the first post. So you guys shouldn't have any problems finding us off Movie road.

Leszek Vogt
6-May-2016, 21:48
Wow, youse guys have a good time....wish I was there. Hope to see some shots from the gathering.

Les

seabee1999
7-May-2016, 18:22
It was great seeing everyone again. Sorry I had to leave early. Hope you all return with some great images.

R/
Dave

gary892
7-May-2016, 21:07
I arrived Thursday late afternoon drove out to Movie Road and looked for people with large format cameras and saw none.

I returned Friday and located the campsite that was listed but no one was there and there was no tents.

I started to leave and then Forrest Atkins showed up, introduced himself and said he would keep looking for others and I said I would be around making images.

Later I saw Forrest again this time with Laura Campbell, I introduced myself and told them I would be wandering around making images.

I checked back at the campsite later and still no one, so I called it a day and went back to my motel room

Got up before sunrise this morning and made an image of the Sierras at sunrise.

Packed up my belongings and returned home to Orange County.

If there was a gathering of everyone then I missed it somehow.

Maybe next time.

I had a good time just photographing. Hopefully I have a keeper from all the film I exposed.


Gary

Forrest Atkins
8-May-2016, 09:55
Hi Gary,

I guess others will chime in when they can. Since I'm mentioned figure I'd respond. Seems the group gathered at the original campsite Saturday around ten or so, having arrived later than expected Friday...Some as late as midnight. A change in campsite was posted Friday evening (See #17) despite spotty internet service in the Hill's. Understand you stayed in town so not sure you saw the message? In any case sorry we missed you. Hopefully you got some keepers as it was a great time to be in the Hills.

JerryP
8-May-2016, 10:04
I couldn't find you guys either. I'm staying in Bishop, sitting in a field of wild iris. Good weather here today. 150573

rich815
8-May-2016, 11:19
I couldn't find you guys either. I'm staying in Bishop, sitting in a field of wild iris. Good weather here today. 150573

I could think of worse places to be!

Laura_Campbell
8-May-2016, 21:11
Hi Gary,

I guess others will chime in when they can. Since I'm mentioned figure I'd respond. Seems the group gathered at the original campsite Saturday around ten or so, having arrived later than expected Friday...Some as late as midnight. A change in campsite was posted Friday evening (See #17) despite spotty internet service in the Hill's. Understand you stayed in town so not sure you saw the message? In any case sorry we missed you. Hopefully you got some keepers as it was a great time to be in the Hills.


- Cell service within the Alabama Hills can be found in most elevated locations on the east and west sides, areas which provide views of the Inyo Mountains.
- If camping, the town of Lone Pine offers free wifi along Main Street/395 corridor.
- The best cell service provider for the area is Verizon. Your results may vary (see image map for cell service locations in the Alabama Hills):

http://lookingglasszine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Screen-Shot-2016-05-08-at-8.17.21-PM.png

peter schrager
9-May-2016, 01:09
got up there early friday morning for some delicious cloud pictures. unfortunately I'm nursing some broken ribs and by friday afternoon was a goner. met laura and forest; great to meet you
see you next time!!
best,peter

Michael Clark
9-May-2016, 12:16
I got there Thursday evening and it was not until Saturday that I caught up with the Hole in the Wall Gang (a reincarnated Gazebo Gang.). Have what ought to be some nice photographs. Dan and Randy made breakfast and dinner, pretty cool.

ScottPhotoCo
9-May-2016, 17:31
Hello all,

It was great to meet and chat with many new LF people. What a beautiful weekend. The clouds were pretty spectacular and the rain gods had mercy on us with just a smattering of drops on Saturday afternoon/eve.

I must apologize as I may have been part of the issues people had when we were not at the announced site. I must admit that I have not been able to spend much time here lately as we've been moving to a new house and did not read the original post well enough to remember the specifics of the announced meeting site. Randy and I arrived later in the afternoon on Friday and Laura was kind enough to show us a fantastic site that was quite hidden and mostly protected from the wind while still affording some great shooting opportunities. When we saw it the immediate tired reaction was "hell yes" without remembering the original instructions that Daniel worked so hard to coordinate. So for those that missed us all and to those that had a hard time connecting, my sincere apologies. I hope that you still had an opportunity to make some great images and I hope that you'll consider returning next year. I do enjoy meeting new LF friends and always learn a lot with every return.

In the meantime, here are a few iPhone shots to give you a taste of the beauty and photographic opportunities of this incredible park.

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ScottPhotoCo
9-May-2016, 17:33
A few more.

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ghostcount
9-May-2016, 18:02
Tim,

Don't hog the burden of responsibility. ;) I too re-sounded the site location and should have known better. We were fortunate enough to have Danny scouted the original site the next morning to gather any folks who were there and we met some wonderful folks from Bishop.


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ghostcount
9-May-2016, 18:02
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Laura_Campbell
9-May-2016, 21:25
Thank you for feeding me Friday night. The meal was insanely tasty. You guys are great company and so much fun!

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Forrest Atkins
9-May-2016, 23:04
150697Thanks Daniel and Randy for bringing us together... great fun, perfect shooting conditions.

rich815
10-May-2016, 08:13
150697Thanks Daniel and Randy for bringing us together... great fun, perfect shooting conditions.

Wow. So jealous I didn't go. Cannot wait to see some "real" LF results.

:-)

Jmarmck
10-May-2016, 09:28
Yes, Just WOW. I am so upset that I am 3000 miles away. My last trip to there was in January of 15. Wind out of the Inyos was insane. Very little to no snow, even in Mammoth.
Looks like the trip was a grand success.

dperez
10-May-2016, 19:04
Randy,

I like these compositions, nice finds. I hope you made some of these with your LF camera. I would like to have one as a print.

-Daniel


Tim,

Don't hog the burden of responsibility. ;) I too re-sounded the site location and should have known better. We were fortunate enough to have Danny scouted the original site the next morning to gather any folks who were there and we met some wonderful folks from Bishop.

dperez
10-May-2016, 20:41
Jerry,

Sorry we missed you. I take this as constructive feedback and will try to make improvements for future gatherings. I think there are a couple things I can do to alleviate these situations. Campsites are not always guaranteed, especially at first-come-first-served destinations such as Joshua Tree and Alabama Hills. Next year I will make the following improvements to ensure that we're are able to find each other:

1. I will provide the info (including GPS coordinates) for a meeting location; such as meeting at the Alabama Hills Arch Trailhead at a specified day/time.

2. I will continue to provide GPS coordinates for our preferred camping areas, and will provide updates when changes occur.

3. I will provide information about cellphone reception when possible.

4. I will also provide two-way radio channel/frequency info when available.

-Daniel

dperez
10-May-2016, 21:34
Here are some cellphone pics from the weekend:
http://i.imgur.com/rYYWCNFh.jpg
The Large Format Photographer's Mug Holder

http://i.imgur.com/FCXciVDh.jpg
Navy Dave checking out Forrest Atkins' Toyo 8x10

http://i.imgur.com/wdDf368h.jpg
My nephew working with a Speed Graphic 4x5

http://i.imgur.com/qL7iqgth.jpg
Camp No Cake

-Daniel

dperez
10-May-2016, 21:38
A few more...

http://i.imgur.com/D1Q6pXWh.jpg
Some of the guys gathered around the campfire on Saturday night.

http://i.imgur.com/Uw6jwcWh.jpg
My 8x10 setup with a 12x16 Rapid Rectilinear

http://i.imgur.com/8UYcyy2h.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/B9bLDKQh.jpg

dperez
10-May-2016, 21:41
http://i.imgur.com/DlVo68Mh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/LhWkIeth.jpg
Randy's Sunday morning shot

http://i.imgur.com/hRstlYih.jpg

Thanks to everyone that came out and made this an enjoyable weekend. See you guys soon!

-Daniel

Forrest Atkins
10-May-2016, 21:48
Jerry,

Sorry we missed you. I take this as constructive feedback and will try to make improvements for future gatherings. I think there are a couple things I can do to alleviate these situations. Campsites are not always guaranteed, especially at first-come-first-served destinations such as Joshua Tree and Alabama Hills. Next year I will make the following improvements to ensure that we're are able to find each other:

1. I will provide the info (including GPS coordinates) for a meeting location; such as meeting at the Alabama Hills Arch Trailhead at a specified day/time.

2. I will continue to provide GPS coordinates for our preferred camping areas, and will provide updates when changes occur.

3. I will provide information about cellphone reception when possible.

4. I will also provide two-way radio channel/frequency info when available.

-Daniel

Daniel,

Thanks for your willingness to organizing these photo gatherings. It's much appreciated!
Good suggestions on ways to connect.
Wonder if folks planning to attend would mind sharing phone contacts. Maybe spotty on location but possibly reachable in transit.

Hugo Zhang
11-May-2016, 03:21
I'm sorry to have missed this get together as I am traveling in China now. Looks like a great trip!!!

Laura_Campbell
11-May-2016, 10:48
I'd be happy to map good campsites in the 'Hills, shooting locations ('Hills and nearby), additional cell signal areas, and swimming/fishing holes. If you ever need me to reserve a campsite for you, let me know and I'll set down a chair.

rich815
11-May-2016, 11:56
I'd be happy to map good campsites in the 'Hills, shooting locations ('Hills and nearby), additional cell signal areas, and swimming/fishing holes. If you ever need me to reserve a campsite for you, let me know and I'll set down a chair.

I'd love a map like that!!

Andrew O'Neill
11-May-2016, 12:09
One of these days I'll make the long drive down again. I did it two years ago but couldn't stay as my destination was DV.

Laura_Campbell
11-May-2016, 18:54
I'd love a map like that!!

Okay, I'll put something together and will post it here for general use. If you have any special requests (locations, types of campsites, etc), please let me know.

Laura_Campbell
11-May-2016, 21:01
One of these days I'll make the long drive down again. I did it two years ago but couldn't stay as my destination was DV.

It would be great to have you here, Andrew!

gary892
12-May-2016, 22:28
This is a quick and dirty scan of a 4x5 negative from the Alabama Hills on May 6, 2016.

There are lots of artifacts from the scanner in this image.

I hope to get into the darkroom soon to actually print this one.

Gary

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Michael Clark
13-May-2016, 19:57
150853150852Just finished up developing the 120 film, here are some pic's of the camping area.150851

ScottPhotoCo
16-May-2016, 13:24
As I struggle to make landscape photographs that I like sometimes I make photographs of my photographer friends. This is the talented Forrest Atkins on a beautiful early morning photographing sunrise in Alabama Hills, CA on this trip.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7043/26783758750_a84de41736_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GNMLkY)Forrest photographing Alabama Hills, CA (https://flic.kr/p/GNMLkY) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr
Mamiya RB67 + 90mm + Tmax400 + XTOL 1:1

ScottPhotoCo
16-May-2016, 13:59
150853150852Just finished up developing the 120 film, here are some pic's of the camping area.150851

Thanks Mike! It was a pleasure to meet you.

stawastawa
16-May-2016, 15:01
Tim, Great shot of forrest and those rocks! feels like there!

ScottPhotoCo
16-May-2016, 15:49
I hope that this is appropriate to share here as this was shot on a medium format RB67.

Being a perfectionist makes being a photographer incredibly difficult. I feel really comfortable photographing people. I consider myself a portrait photographer and am inspired by making images of people. But landscapes, that is a challenge for me. For a few years now I have been pushing myself to attempt to make a landscape photograph that I can live with and I have hated 99.975% of everything I've made.

On this trip I had the opportunity to make photographs in this beautiful place. This is the second year I've attempted to make images here. This year the clouds were incredible, the light was stunning and I really hoped to make a few images that I could live with. I don't want to make "Post Card" photographs. I want to make images that make me FEEL something. There are a lot of beautiful landscape photographs made by incredible photographers. I am trying to find my vision and my voice on the subject and that is one of the most difficult things for me to do.

So I'm sharing for the first time one of the first landscape images from this trip. It was sunrise on the second day there and I wanted to capture the grandeur of the view, the scale of the perspective and the artfulness of the light. I'm getting closer but I still have a long way to go.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/26966086112_9d251050fe_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H5UeVb)Alabama Hills May 2016 Morning Skyline (https://flic.kr/p/H5UeVb) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

Laura_Campbell
16-May-2016, 18:02
Location Maps No. 1, Owens Lake Access
Where: Lone Pine, CA
When: Weekends or weekdays after 5pm due to construction
Cellphone reception: Yes
Access: Passenger car unless muddy
Safety: Stay on dirt roads
Hazards: Quicksand, air pollution (dust), high temps during summer and thunderstorms

At Boulder Creek, exit 395. Cross the cattle guard at Boulder Creek where you'll see a dirt road on the south side of Boulder Creek. Head east on the dirt road and then turn right (south). If you've crossed the Old River, you've gone too far. See maps No. 1 and 2. Once on the lake, dirt roads criss-cross everywhere. Explore, enjoy...

http://lookingglasszine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/owenslake1.png

http://lookingglasszine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/owenslake2.png

stawastawa
16-May-2016, 18:51
Tim, Nice. I like the low key details. feels very ritch.
I wonder how this would look printed at 5x7 ish or less on very nice paper and floating in an elegant frame with lots of breathing room.

Michael Clark
16-May-2016, 20:59
Thanks Mike! It was a pleasure to meet you.
Same here Tim, I enjoyed the company of all of you guys.

ScottPhotoCo
17-May-2016, 10:06
Tim, Nice. I like the low key details. feels very ritch.
I wonder how this would look printed at 5x7 ish or less on very nice paper and floating in an elegant frame with lots of breathing room.

Thank you Nicolas. I am of two minds on the size – big to show detail or small to encourage close interaction? I may have to explore a bit to determine what works. :)

Michael Clark
17-May-2016, 19:53
Nice clouds and sky, great mountains, Tim, but if you posted it smaller I could see the whole thing at once and get a better "view" as it were of the photograph.

ScottPhotoCo
17-May-2016, 22:19
Here you go Mike. Custom post just for you. :)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/26966086112_7e486fd22f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H5UeVb)Alabama Hills May 2016 Morning Skyline (https://flic.kr/p/H5UeVb) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

ScottPhotoCo
17-May-2016, 22:23
A couple more from this trip:

"Edge of the World"
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7267/27086098255_b9ea279c21_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hgvkm4)Alabama Hills May 2016 Edge of the World (https://flic.kr/p/Hgvkm4) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

"Best Friend"
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7001/26482282443_5c142564c4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gm9BWB)Alabama Hills May 2016 Best Friend (https://flic.kr/p/Gm9BWB) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

Forrest Atkins
17-May-2016, 22:52
Well seen Tim!

ScottPhotoCo
18-May-2016, 07:56
Well seen Tim!

Thank you Forrest!

DennisD
18-May-2016, 10:11
Hello Tim,

You've posted some lovely landscapes... despite your claim to be mostly a portrait photographer.

The compositions and tonality of the images are very pleasing.

I hope you're as pleased with your landscapes as they are beautiful !




A couple more from this trip:

"Edge of the World"
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7267/27086098255_b9ea279c21_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hgvkm4)Alabama Hills – May 2016 – Edge of the World (https://flic.kr/p/Hgvkm4) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

"Best Friend"
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7001/26482282443_5c142564c4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gm9BWB)Alabama Hills – May 2016 – Best Friend (https://flic.kr/p/Gm9BWB) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

ScottPhotoCo
18-May-2016, 15:33
Hello Tim,

You've posted some lovely landscapes... despite your claim to be mostly a portrait photographer.

The compositions and tonality of the images are very pleasing.

I hope you're as pleased with your landscapes as they are beautiful !

Thank you, Dennis, for the kind feedback. :)

seabee1999
18-May-2016, 15:37
Tim I would have to say you nailed the "landscape" and weather of all the shots you posted. They are all beautiful.

R/
Dave

Denny
18-May-2016, 16:50
Location Maps No. 1, Owens Lake Access
Where: Lone Pine, CA
When: Weekends or weekdays after 5pm due to construction
Cellphone reception: Yes
Access: Passenger car unless muddy
Safety: Stay on dirt roads
Hazards: Quicksand, air pollution (dust), high temps during summer and thunderstorms

At Boulder Creek, exit 395. Cross the cattle guard at Boulder Creek where you'll see a dirt road on the south side of Boulder Creek. Head east on the dirt road and then turn right (south). If you've crossed the Old River, you've gone too far. See maps No. 1 and 2. Once on the lake, dirt roads criss-cross everywhere. Explore, enjoy...


Laura, thanks for posting this. Can you briefly describe what to expect at Owens Lake (what makes it a destination)? I've been in the Hills many times, it feels like it's my home away from home. Please continue to post more location info if you can.

Thanks,
Denny

Michael Clark
18-May-2016, 16:57
ALLRIGHT Tim, thats just the right size for my screen.
Thanks Mike
Here you go Mike. Custom post just for you. :)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/26966086112_7e486fd22f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H5UeVb)Alabama Hills May 2016 Morning Skyline (https://flic.kr/p/H5UeVb) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

ScottPhotoCo
18-May-2016, 22:50
Tim I would have to say you nailed the "landscape" and weather of all the shots you posted. They are all beautiful.

R/
Dave

Thank you sir!

Laura_Campbell
19-May-2016, 23:04
Laura, thanks for posting this. Can you briefly describe what to expect at Owens Lake (what makes it a destination)? I've been in the Hills many times, it feels like it's my home away from home. Please continue to post more location info if you can.

Thanks,
Denny

Owens Lake is one of my favorite locations even to just sit and soak in the landscape. The lake offers 360-degree views and every direction is marvelous, particularly during weather. (Stand in one place and rotate your camera.) There's much to explore on the lake. Water reflections of the Sierra and Inyo, and during winter, ice ponds. There are salt formations similar to those at Badwater. Sprinklers! Algae fields that are deep pink, rose, or orange in color. And lastly, expansive cut-patterns on the lake bed (dust mitigation). Owens Lake is beautiful and surreal.

See Vogue for an article and images: http://www.vogue.com/projects/13353964/california-drought-owens-lake/

Video short (at 0:15 are thousands of hay bales placed to mitigate sand and dust impacting Keeler. The bales have instead caused mice infestation in Keeler.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAhkAGEqn6k

seabee1999
13-Feb-2017, 14:14
Digging up an older thread, anyone thought about making this trip again around the same timeframe in 2017?

R/
Dave

ScottPhotoCo
13-Feb-2017, 17:41
I'd be up for that.


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Vaughn
13-Feb-2017, 17:57
In about a week...

Michael Clark
13-Feb-2017, 20:04
Vaughn, are you saying you will be at Alabama Hills in a week?

Vaughn
13-Feb-2017, 20:58
Yep -- don't know exactly. I might leave Humboldt County this coming weekend and make my way south and east. Depending on the weather and all, might be in the Hills this time next week for a couple days before heading further east. But I might cut east at Big Pine before I get to Lone Pine (Alabama Hills) and head over to Eureka Valley then to Death Valley -- which would put me in the Alabama Hills on the way home -- more around the first of March.

Forrest Atkins
14-Feb-2017, 11:08
Hi Dave, Bill Theis and I are heading that way around the third week of March.

Jmarmck
14-Feb-2017, 11:53
Vaughn, is the Big Pine road open? I thought it was washed out.

seabee1999
14-Feb-2017, 14:31
Thanks for letting me know Forrest. I'll have to check in with the boss as well as check my school schedule to see if I can make it then.

R/
Dave

Vaughn
14-Feb-2017, 14:42
Vaughn, is the Big Pine road open? I thought it was washed out.

I have not checked yet -- I am assuming some difficulties and changes of plans will probably have to be made on the fly!

Edited -- seems to be open -- no closures for that road listed on the Death Valley NP site.