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Mokelumne Wildnerness

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 26 May 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Mokelumne Wilderness area as viewed from Carson Pass along the crest of the High Sierra. This image was taken in late afternoon and was a short hike above Highway 88 and Carson Pass. I was drawn to the colorful lichen that clung to the boulders and rocks in this area.

I have just uploaded a new podcast - A hike through Big Basin Redwoods State Park to Berry Creek Falls.

NIKON D3 1/8 second F/22.0 ISO 100 86 mm

Steve from Camdenton, United States

A superb shot of the mountain, Scott. The reddish lichen against the whites of the snow is a great play of color...well done!

26 May 2010 5:24am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Aux Etats Unis comme en France, la montagne est magnifique, c'est un bonheur que de se trouver face à elle et d'en découvrir et photographier les multiples facettes. J'aime beaucoup.

26 May 2010 5:41am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I love mountains, n i love this with that splash of red

26 May 2010 5:55am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A superb composition of the mountain. Love your presentation

26 May 2010 6:20am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Colossal espectable, I like very much these details and the perfect whites of the snow :)

26 May 2010 6:27am

Sylvie49 capture image from Vallée de la Loire, France

La montagne offre des paysages magnifiques, de quoi réaliser de jolies photos.
du bonheur de pouvoir aller faire des randonées e montagne.

26 May 2010 8:16am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A beautiful capture of the mountains ! The red spots on the rocks are so special... really nice and fresh landscape ! Have a nice day Scott :)

26 May 2010 8:36am

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26 May 2010 10:09am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The lichen adds a nice touch of color to the foreground.

26 May 2010 10:18am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

How beautiful the lichen is, especially in contrast to the snow's bright whites!
We remember going west over the Donner Pass in a white-out in mid-May. Rt. 80 was closed by the time we got down! :D

26 May 2010 11:18am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A truly stunning contrast between the three elements of this shot! Well seen and captured Scott! ;-)

26 May 2010 12:00pm

Don Smith from California, United States

You are well ahead of me in your edits Scott - I haven't even looked at images from this location yet. I will say you captured exactly what you were describing to me. I really like the little desert scrub in the bottom right of the frame. A real contrast of the harshness and softness of this area - simply beautiful!

26 May 2010 1:13pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

wonderful mountain range and exquisite range of colours through the frame...stunning!

26 May 2010 4:00pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Beautiful landscape , love light on this great mountain

26 May 2010 4:33pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Something wich touch me so deeply...Wilderness is in a way one of the most beautiful word of english language...

26 May 2010 5:08pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

You're right - the red of the lichen is so unusual in a snowy landscape- well done.

26 May 2010 6:41pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Always so splendid landscape and the lichen provides a beautiful red tone to the image. Good day.

26 May 2010 8:10pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Wonderful crystal clear color with beautiful light and detail!

26 May 2010 10:34pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Excellent shot, Scott! The close up of the rock makes me feel like I am getting a look at what the rocks of the far away mountains are like- Really ties the two elements together!

27 May 2010 1:23am

Merilee from Tn, United States

excellent shot.

27 May 2010 2:10am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful shot! The size and perspective is quite mind blowing.

27 May 2010 5:19am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very beautiful with and a fantastic foreground tha gives the image a great sense of depth.

27 May 2010 8:51am

Will from Tokyo, Japan

Another great scene from your travels that you've shared, I lovethe congrats with the snow on the high peaks to the growth down below. It feels refreshing looking at it. The humidity is starting to kick in now in Tokyo and the only respite here is a cold beer in an air-conditioned bar (where I am just now). Wouldn't mind swapping the bar for the mountains...after a couple more anyway.



27 May 2010 9:00am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful light in the foreground in this picture. Great photo and great landscape!

27 May 2010 12:05pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful landscape . Light is fantastic !

27 May 2010 12:08pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great panoramic shot and I love how "raw" and "undisturbed" this scene looks. The evergreens seen in the middle left really help establish the enormous scale.

27 May 2010 6:42pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful landscape

27 May 2010 8:04pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb landscape! love clear and crisp look and feel with an interesting foreground! there is a nice flow to this scene - i wish i was there!

28 May 2010 2:24am

steve loos from hollister, United States

Scott, I am loving the rock i the foreground, very nice image.

30 May 2010 4:19am