From Bishop, California on US 395, drive 22 miles on CA 168 and South Lake Road to the Bishop Pass Trail Head. Hike 6 miles to 11,972 foot Bishop Pass, then descend 6 more miles to the JMT/PCT. Hike south another 3 miles to Grouse Meadow.
Camera: Sony DSC RX1r, Fixed 35mm f/2 lens, polarizing filter, Sirui tripod.
Exposure: 1/6 second at ISO 200 and f/22.
This is precious Grouse Meadow, a jewel in the heart of Kings Canyon National Park. In this mountain meadow the valley opens and the river widens, as if pausing before it tumbles again toward the far off sea. This remote place clears my mind and opens my heart. With this image I hoped to share the precious intimacy I feel when I am there.