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The varied face of Mount Whitney

Mount Whitney has solidified a special place in my heart. The quest was really quite an adventure, and was a catalyst for my discovering this world of wilderness landscapes not accessible by car. In fact, while on this mountain I conceived an idea for what could be a stunning photograph. This is a project that occupied the majority of my free time this year, and will be the subject of future writing and hopefully publishing (more on that soon). The project provided impetus behind most of my road trips since January this year, spending long nights doing star trail photography in the desert with several test cameras and tripods. I’ve visited the area several times as a result, and here is a selection of images of the varied face of Mount Whitney.

Whitney in the shadows

Whitney in the shadows

Here she is in September masked by a thunderstorm

Windy Winter on Whitney

Windy Winter on Whitney

Mount Whitney in March showing off what a high Sierra winter looks like

The moon over Mount Whitney

The moon over Mount Whitney

In June patches of snow were definitely still lingering

Morning Twilight on Mount Whitney

Morning Twilight on Mount Whitney

A morning twilight view in July shows subtle and beautiful subdued tones

First moonlight on Mount Whitney

First moonlight on Mount Whitney

Finally a view from the Alabama Hills, by moonlight and starlight. This exposure, approximately 4 hours on film, captures the first bit of moonlight lighting the top of the eastern Sierras after a few hours of total darkness.

This striking peak has held captive over me this year, and I do not doubt I will revisit her again.

As a bonus I shot video of the crazy wintery conditions on Whitney back in March.

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