Breaking Winter Storm in the Eastern Sierra (Black & White)

Equipment Info
Canon EOS 70D
75mm / f/10 / 1/500 sec. / ISO 160
State/Province/Region
Nevada
Nearest Area
Topaz Lake Park Campground
Town
Gardnerville
Brief Directions

Topaz Lake lies alongside Highway 395 in the Eastern Sierra region, on the California / Nevada border about halfway between Mono Lake and Lake Tahoe.

Notes

I often revisit images to reinterpret the post-processing, or to bring them farther along towards a goal. This is my first black and white rendering of this winter storm and light ray image (produced in Adobe Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex 2), but it also takes advantage of my recent upgrade to Adobe Lightroom CC Classic, and its Dehaze feature. You can significantly evolve and upgrade past work using new tools!

Description

For several years I rented a house on the shore of Topaz Lake, which provided me a perfect setting to capture the Eastern Sierra's dramatic light and weather over the lake. This snow storm

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Date Added
February 29, 2020
Date Taken
January 31, 2014