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Andy Duncan
(bluewater) - M

Locale: SoCal
Sierra Lakes and Tranquility on 11/29/2013 00:22:16 MST Print View

Tarn on the south side of Gabbot Pass

Tarn

Lake 11,808, Ionian Basin

Lake 11,808

Miles of boulders in Davis Lake Basin

Davis lake basin

Frozen Goethe Lake, Humphries Basin

Goethe

Unnamed lake west of Dragon Pass with Mt Rixford in the background

Dragon

Snowshoeing across frozen Muriel Lake, Humphries Basin

Muriel

Tarn in Miter Basin

Miter

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Sierra Lakes & Tranquility on 12/01/2013 18:43:21 MST Print View

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Long Lake, Emigrant

Doug Smith
(Jedi5150) - F - M

Locale: Central CA
Lakes on 12/05/2013 19:24:14 MST Print View

Chicken Springs Lake
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Thousand Island Lake
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Summit Lake
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One of the Clarke Lakes
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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Sierra Lakes & Tranquility on 12/05/2013 20:22:11 MST Print View

Excellent Pictures Doug!!

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Marlette Lake & Lake Tahoe

Edited by Creachen on 12/05/2013 20:27:08 MST.

Doug Smith
(Jedi5150) - F - M

Locale: Central CA
Re: Sierra Lakes & Tranquility on 12/05/2013 23:46:27 MST Print View

Thank you Jay! I think they pale in comparison to most of the photos in this thread, but I sure had some fun times taking them. Now that winter is upon us, I'm planning places to see this coming summer. :)

Edited by Jedi5150 on 12/05/2013 23:48:19 MST.

d k
(dkramalc) - MLife
Re: Re: Sierra Lakes & Tranquility on 12/06/2013 09:18:55 MST Print View

What sort of camera did you use for these, Doug? Beautiful photos!!!

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
Re: "Sierra Lakes & Tranquility" on 12/06/2013 09:23:47 MST Print View

Lake Tahoe

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Doug Smith
(Jedi5150) - F - M

Locale: Central CA
Sierra Lakes & Tranquility on 12/06/2013 21:10:03 MST Print View

"What sort of camera did you use for these, Doug? Beautiful photos!!!"

Thanks very much DK! The last three photos were with my old Canon T3 Rebel and kit lens. The last photo, of Clark Lake #1, I used a circular polarizing filter. I also used a Giottos carbon fiber tripod and Manfrotto mini-ball head. Here is another photo from that trip...It sort of qualifies for this thread since it is the outlet of Thousand Island Lake. It's not the greatest photo, but I like it because it is me and my pup, Vixen, out enjoying the wilderness together. That's the awesome thing about a tripod, if you're a solo backpacker, you can get yourself. :)
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The first photo in that batch (Chicken Springs Lake) was taken with my newer camera, a full-frame DSLR, the Canon 5DII, with a 24-105f/4L lens. Since then I have replaced the 24-105 with a 17-40, and plan on adding a 70-200f/4L IS to my collection. I used to own that lens and was extremely happy with it. That said, my next backpacking trip will be with my new Sigma DP2M, which I'll receive next Wednesday...should be DSLR image quality in a much lighter and smaller package. I'm really a very novice photographer, but I'm a gear junkie, so I enjoy researching and taking along nice toys...much better than my skill level actually calls for. Haha

I don't have to look any further than this page to see examples of truly great photography, like Andy's photo of the Tarn in Miter Basin and Jay's photo of Marlette Lake, to see what I should aspire to. But all the same, you all are very kind to complement my photos, it motivates me to do better. :)

Edited by Jedi5150 on 12/06/2013 21:20:16 MST.