View from High Meadows, Eastern Sierra Nevada, CA

View from High Meadows, Eastern Sierra Nevada, CA

The Eastern Sierra region is well-known for its rugged topography and sagebrush-covered slopes, and this photo represents better than any other I’ve made what I love about the Eastern Sierra colorful flowers, rocks, and snowy peaks.

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I had joined a group of botanist friends to search for Father Crowley’s lupine, (Lupinus padre-crowleyi), a rare plant known from only a few places on the Inyo National Forest. We found the lupine down-slope from this spot in Big Pine Canyon, but what excited me was the prospect of getting a panorama view with the Palisades and scads of colorful wildflowers in the foreground. The flowers were not quite at their peak, so I waited about a week, drove back up the rough road to the Coyote Plateau and camped near Baker Creek. Then in the morning, I walked for about 3 miles through a dark, lodgepole pine forest with my Fuji 617 panorama film camera, and found this composition a few minutes before the sun rose. High clouds scattered the light like a giant diffuser and this soft light helped make the colors pop on the red paintbrush and yellow buckwheat.

About the Prints

Prints are available in glossy, luster or matte finishes. All prints on photo paper are made with a CSI LightJet laser printer on Fuji Crystal Archive paper.

Giclee prints on canvas are made with Epson Ultrachrome pigmented inks rated at over 75 years on archival media. The canvas used is specially coated, ph neutral and archival, and comes in either Torino matte or Torino glossy.

Metal prints are printed with European dye sub inks on glossy or satin coating and heat-pressed onto .045 aluminum that is durable, scratch resistant, and easy to clean. They come with rounded corners and are ready to hang.

Prints take 15-20 days to process, then will be shipped.

Please contact me for custom sizes, display options, or any other questions. Thank you!

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