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Late Season Shooting in the Eastern Sierra

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The first few storms have largely melted off, leaving slip-free walking in most areas (but beware of coats of ice where water percolates).

If you are 'into' cold stark beauty, I think this is the most beautiful that I have seen the Eastern Sierra all year, perhaps in several years. Get yer ass up there now if you aren’t a fair weather photographer only.

Contact me ASAP for a late season photo tour. I can tailor a day or two to your comfort level. Want to learn focus stacking? Now’s your chance inside my warm van.

Bring warm multi-layered clothing; see Gear for the Mountains. You do NOT have to stay at 10,000' as I do; you can go down to the Lee Vining area for 30°F warmer conditions.

See also Ad-Hoc Insulating the Sprinter Photography Adventure Van at 17°F + Western Mountaineering Down Cypress GWS Sleeping Bag.

Images up to full camera resolution are included on their respective review pages.

I have numerous very impressive stacking examples from a variety of lenses, but I am behind on publishing now, because this weather is so very special this late in the year.

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Icy Pond with View to High Peaks, Sunset
f9 @ 1/100 sec focus stack 5 frames, ISO 64; 2017-11-10 16:36:10
NIKON D850 + Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8

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Glacier-scraped granit, icy pond, high peaks
f8 @ 1/640 sec focus stack 3 frames, ISO 31; 2017-11-10 15:58:08
NIKON D850 + Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

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Grayish Dead Pine to View of Mt Conness Sub Peak
f9 @ 1/50 sec focus stack 6 frames, ISO 31; 2017-11-10 13:51:04
NIKON D850 + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4

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Del B writes:

This one blew me away. I've been following closely the possibilities of this particular combination of lens and camera with focus stacking. I am now a complete believer. Thanks for this, worth the price of admission-and then some.

DIGLLOYD: I hope Del is not referring to my mfailing to suck in my gut, below! Late season this year has meant almost no cycling, and a lot of driving and hiking.

I plan on updating and adding to my focus stacking section of Making Sharp Images soon.

Seriously, the full 45-megapixel versions of the Zeiss images above can be viewed by logging in, into Zeiss DSLR Lenses.

Lloyd on trail around Saddlebag Lake on way to Conness Wilderness / Hall Natural Study Area
f11 @ 1/200 sec, ISO 100; 2017-11-12 12:30:37
NIKON D850 + Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8

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