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Twin Lakes



Taken around 9:30 in the morning after an early rise and unsuccessful sunrise shoot about 20 miles to the north.
This is where I first camped on my Fall ...
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Taken around 9:30 in the morning after an early rise and unsuccessful sunrise shoot about 20 miles to the north.
This is where I first camped on my Fall trip to the Eastern Sierra’s in Oct of 2014. This is just above the Mammoth Sky Resort.
Just slightly left from center there is a bridge and beyond that is the other twin lake.
The Fall colors at this elevation were just starting to move past their peak.
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13 Comments | Report
elued29
 
elued29 April 22, 2015
So nice to look, to look and to look...
this picture is overfull with serenity...
Sniper composition...
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markcote April 22, 2015
Thank you :)
Cacciacarro
 
Cacciacarro May 26, 2015
Wow, wow, wow! I can think of no other words.
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RDVPhotography June 04, 2015
Out of your two entries for Enchanted Waterscapes, this one is my favorite so vote for it.
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markcote June 04, 2015
Thank You very much :).
Tim_Haynes
 
Tim_Haynes June 27, 2015
Congratulations, beautiful capture.
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair July 03, 2015
Amazing capture!
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RDVPhotography July 10, 2015
Congratulations, a superb image!
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markcote July 10, 2015
Thank you, I was coming back to my campsite and this is right off the road. The clouds were great and the sun was in the right spot! :)
sheherizademq
 
sheherizademq July 27, 2015
This caused a physically induced *gasp*. Absolutely spectacular.
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markcote July 27, 2015
Thank you!
Atomck1
 
Atomck1 August 04, 2015
What a sight it must have been to see in person! It's very refreshing to see an "HDR" that is not over cooked, well done. Congrats on your latest finalist award, good luck!
cs93
 
cs93 August 07, 2015
Very beautiful photo :)
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GayleLucci August 29, 2015
Awesome image, Mark!!! Congratulations on your win!
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SteBil30 November 30, 2016
Stunning, absolutely stunning!!
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh Apr 07
Beautiful
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markcote Apr 22
Thank you, Harmeet!
cahit
 
cahit Jun 26
nice capture1

Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken at Twin Lakes above Mammoth Sky Resort Eastern Sierra's, California.
Time
This was taken Oct 10, 2014 around 9:30 in the morning.
Lighting
The high clouds helped on this bright Fall morning to diffuse the sun a little which let the scene stay crisp and clear.
Equipment
For this shot I used a Nikon D610 with a 16-35 Nikon lens and a tripod.
Inspiration
Taken around 9:30 in the morning after an early rise and unsuccessful sunrise shoot about 20 miles to the north. I was driving back to my campsite by the lake when I came to a pullout and discovered this amazing view.
Editing
I processed this in LR and used a plugin from On1.
In my camera bag
I usually carry a Nikon D610, 16-35 and 80-400 Nikon lenses. I also carry an assortment of ND filters and tripod.
Feedback
I try to frame my landscape shots with balance trying to bring as much interest in view. The best reflection shots are usually when the sun is to the side or behind you.

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