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Sierra Light

Posted by Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 1 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Happy New Year!! Round Top Peak in the Mokelumne Wilderness - 10,382 ft. in elevation stands out as dawn approaches along the Sierra Nevada Crest - the first touch of sunlight illuminates the clouds left over from a departing storm front.

Nikon D3 1/100 second F/22.0 ISO 250 200 mm

sierra | nevada | mountains

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

beautiful shot scott. the mountain is receiving a blessing from the sky.
have a wonderful, happy 2010. best wishes.

1 Jan 2010 6:21am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Scott, I have so enjoyed your photos since joining this blog last March. I may have told you that it was a mention of your work on Twitter that got me interested in and involved with Aminus3. Thanks for all of the beautiful places you have taken us. Hopefully I am learning from your work. I look forward to much more in the new year. I hope you have a wonderful 2010. Happy shooting, my friend.

1 Jan 2010 6:58am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wonderful light in the sky and on the snow, absolutely delicious image :)

1 Jan 2010 8:00am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

wonderful landscape,light ~`really beautiful~~
~`wishing you a happy new year and great 2010~~

1 Jan 2010 8:34am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

really beautiful happy new year 2010

1 Jan 2010 9:26am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Happy new year with a lot of beautiful photographies

1 Jan 2010 9:36am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

What a lovely light in this shot ! Happy 2010 :)

1 Jan 2010 9:48am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Marvellous capture. Best wishes for 2010!

1 Jan 2010 10:04am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Gorgeous, Scott. I love that wilderness area.

1 Jan 2010 4:26pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Wonderful early light ... to welcome in the new decade.
Happy New Year with many wonderful surprises!

1 Jan 2010 5:47pm

Don Smith from California, United States

You have perfectly captured the essence of solitude one can feel in these immense mountains. You continue to demonstrate with your images the importance of arriving for first light. The moments are there for all to enjoy, but most are in their nice warm beds; this is the payoff for climbing out of yours. Happy New Year to you and your family.

1 Jan 2010 7:29pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


1 Jan 2010 7:50pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

With your description I can see more clearly what is going on with the light, the colors in the sky. The clouds set high and the sun still on the rise illuminates them from beneath. I'm glad you climbed out of bed for this, as Don says. It was worth it.

1 Jan 2010 8:22pm

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Happy New Year 2010. Truly beautiful scenery and a superb shot. Good day, friendships.

1 Jan 2010 8:26pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Happy New year Scott! I have learned so much from both your photographs, and your writings! Thank you for so generously sharing wilt all of us!

1 Jan 2010 8:50pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Simple and special! Great shot!

1 Jan 2010 9:07pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Wish you the best for 2010 and see you with pleasure all along this new year to share our passion for photography with the great A3 communauty... :-)

1 Jan 2010 10:02pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Gorgeous shot....I feel lucky to have hooked up with you on've taught me a lot the past year you've been on and I am better for it by yards ;) Thanks so much and a Happy New Year to you and yours :)

2 Jan 2010 1:09am

Julie from Easton, United States

Nicely captured, it shows the cold but the warmth of the sun, very nice! Happy New Year!

2 Jan 2010 5:25am

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

beautiful light!
thank your for visiting to my blog.
Happy New Year!

2 Jan 2010 1:31pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Very good . nice.
Happy 2010

2 Jan 2010 2:11pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful image, great compo, and colors and light over the mountains.

2 Jan 2010 4:25pm

Bethany from Michigan, United States

As always, very nice Scott. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos all last year- I look forward to the next year!

2 Jan 2010 4:35pm

Ben from Lyon, France

Happy new year !!!

2 Jan 2010 6:10pm

Pomme from France

Dans ce magnifique paysage, je viens te souhaiter une très bonne et heureuse année 2010 :)

2 Jan 2010 7:42pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Ah, a warm and tender light kissing this mountaintop.
A beautiful snowy image of a fabulous place and I don't even have to get my nose cold . ;-)

3 Jan 2010 8:19am

Thomas from Bangalore, India

Beautiful shot. Happy new year to you.

3 Jan 2010 3:29pm

martie from Mojave Desert, United States

I love the soft lighting behind the snow capped mountain. Happy New Year Scott!

3 Jan 2010 4:21pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

seeing these peaks and snow,listening to your roadtrip podcast is really getting me ready for skiing in Utah!

3 Jan 2010 5:12pm

Val37 from Tours, France

J'ai découvert tes podcasts c'est superbe ! Sur cette image, j'aime la couleur qui se devine derrière le sommet ! Bravo pour ton travail de photographe !

3 Jan 2010 5:16pm

Nilla from Östergötland, Sweden

It´s an amazing of collection fine photos in your portfolio! The picture today belongs there too.

3 Jan 2010 5:49pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

So devastatingly beautiful.

3 Jan 2010 7:00pm

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

Happy New year & Nice shot !!!!!

3 Jan 2010 7:44pm

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

My compliments, great result for such a difficult light. Great shot. Happy new year.

3 Jan 2010 8:57pm

Véronique Brosseau from France

magnifiques couleurs sur ces petits nuages qui dessinent le ciel !

3 Jan 2010 9:20pm