A Trip To The Sierra Nevada Mountains!

After a busy year of work that included quite a bit of travel, I'm finally on vacation!  This year I'll be exploring two very different locales photographically...the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and the state of Missouri.  This post will deal exclusively with the California portion of the trip.  

Along the Mt. Whitney Portal Road outside of Lone Pine, California Fujifilm X100S

Along the Mt. Whitney Portal Road outside of Lone Pine, California

Fujifilm X100S

I packed up my rental, a nice Kia Sportage and departed my home in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area.  I was all ready for my 650 miles drive to my first night stop at Bishop, CA.  I packed several cameras for this trip:

Fujifilm X-Pro1; Fujifilm X-T1; Fujfilm X100S; Fujifilm X-S1; Pentax 67II, Bronica RF645, Voigtlander Perkeo I; Voigtlander Bessa I

I made my first diversion at Lone Pine, CA...diverting on to the Mt. Whitney Portal Road.  As I climbed higher and higher I passed through the Alabama Hills, closing in on the majestic Sierra Nevadas!  It wasn't long before I was putting to use my four of Fujifilm cameras.  The views were simply amazing.  The biggest difficulty in shooting was the angle of the sun.  Unfortunately it was late afternoon and my primary subject of interest, the Sierra Nevadas, were west of me!  I was able to ameliorate this issue by taking my shots perpendicular the suns direction.  Although it wasn't optimal...I was able to capture several really nice shots.  The Mt. Whitney Portal Road ended in a canyon containing monstrous trees.  Yes...this was the reward of vacation!

Base of Mt. Whitney, California  USA Fujifilm X-T1; XF14mmF2.8R

Base of Mt. Whitney, California  USA

Fujifilm X-T1; XF14mmF2.8R