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The Eastern Sierras | by Matt Granz Photography
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The Eastern Sierras

I believe that this is the view from Deadman's summit on Hwy 395. I didn't take notes cause when I took this, I was still busy trying to outrace a big winter-like storm, but from a googlemap search, have come to believe this is the place. I remember the name anyways, and am pretty sure.

 

Regardless...

 

Little did I know when shooting this, that those clouds ahead would be trying to blow my car off the road with 60+mph winds across the ice covered road between Mammoth and Tom's Place. Snow was pouring off the mountains in sheets and making conditions miserable as I tried to make it through to Bishop. Lets just say that though I didn't have to use them, I was very happy to have snow chains in my possession.

 

I'll freely admit right here and now that It's completely true that when shooting and post processing this image, that I completely ignored the rule of thirds. How could I adhere to it, when both the sky and the landscape were looking so beautiful? Yes, I threw that rule right out the proverbial window with this shot.

 

I can't wait to get back to the desert.

   

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Taken on April 4, 2010