A couple weekends ago I decided to grab my camping gear, my dog, and fill up my gas tank and drive 6 hours in the middle of the night to the Eastern Sierras along Highway 395. My destination was near Lone Pine, CA at a place called Alabama Hills. Not only are the Hills a great place to camp (extra points because it is located on BLM land) but there is history there as well. It is a very popular filming location for television & movie productions, especially Westerns. Over 150 films have been taped there since the 1920s. The main reasons why I enjoy going there other than free camping are: for night/astrological photography there is very low light pollution in the sky and sunrises are priceless. A special thing happens during sunrise when the sun peaks East over the mountain range adjacent to the Sierras. The sun beams hit Mount Whitney and the other peaks brilliantly leaving the valley or hills below in shadow, creating a beautiful contrast of light. Below is one image I took with my 4x5 camera at this exact moment.
I’ve been wanting to capture this shot for years with my large format camera and since I’m excited to share this image above I will be offering a limited print run of “In The East”.
In The East | Alabama Hills, CA - Limited Run of 15 Prints at 11x16 in size
Image was taken on Ilford Delta 100 4x5 negative and digitally scanned on high resolution to create a archival pigment print
Paper type - Hahnemuhle Photo Rag ( 308gsm, matte, 100% cotton, acid-free)
Price - $250.00 shipping included except international orders
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