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I knew this was a pleasant scene when I captured it. The Nine Lake Basin is a beautiful area, with photographic opportunities at every turn.

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I knew this was a pleasant scene when I captured it. The Nine Lake Basin is a beautiful area, with photographic opportunities at every turn.

Sequoia National Park, California.
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chrissy2rn
 
chrissy2rn January 21, 2014
Your instincts were spot on... this is an amazing pic!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis January 21, 2014
Beautiful scenery well crafted :-)
Frank1390 PRO+
 
Frank1390 January 22, 2014
Wow! great composition, lighting, etc. like the foreground effect. works well for me. Thanks for sharing. :-)
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta May 11, 2014
Fabulous shot of this awesome scene. Congratulations.
lisaamandabradshaw PRO+
 
lisaamandabradshaw May 11, 2014
I wish I could walk the area..;-)
slagtersven
 
slagtersven May 11, 2014
Great photo
catini
 
catini May 11, 2014
Congrats on your feature!
GusGregory
 
GusGregory May 11, 2014
Beautiful....
iceman2
 
iceman2 May 11, 2014
Beautiful shot.Congrats!
hotpixel
 
hotpixel May 11, 2014
Spectacular image !! Well deserved Feature... congratulations !!
tmtburke PRO
 
tmtburke May 11, 2014
Beautiful image.Well done.
Redcow
 
Redcow May 12, 2014
Beautiful!
CPF_Photoart PRO
 
CPF_Photoart May 13, 2014
A question of what this shot doesn't contain! It has drama, movement, light and a reflection, great work
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade May 13, 2014
fantastic, please check out my works
jane_koranda
 
jane_koranda June 04, 2014
Beautiful....
clownsonvelvet PRO
 
clownsonvelvet September 12, 2014
You have some of the best pictures of the Sierra backcountry I have ever seen. I have been backpacking the Sierra's for for 20 years, and you have captured why I go back every year. Incredible talent and vision.
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FJWalker November 22, 2014
Great composition.
julianmakaa
 
julianmakaa March 05, 2015
A great shot indeed!
julianmakaa
 
julianmakaa March 05, 2015
A great shot indeed!
julianmakaa
 
julianmakaa March 05, 2015
A great shot indeed!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair June 28, 2015
Nice!
GaryCorken
 
GaryCorken July 29, 2015
Stunner!
adriansart
 
adriansart July 29, 2015
Great low perspectives and love the water movements!
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sharlenescarboroughdodds August 16, 2015
Beautiful Photo
diannemisner
 
diannemisner October 10, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
diannemisner
 
diannemisner October 10, 2015
Beautiful Photo,An Awesome Shot
bathsalt
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe August 01, 2017
Great shot!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography October 25, 2019
Lovely scene.
FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady Apr 04
Jaw dropping nice

Behind The Lens

Location
I captured this photograph in the Nine Lakes Basin of Sequoia National Park in California. Nine Lakes Basin is in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and I shot this scene as part of a multi-day backpacking trip.
Time
I shot this image in the late afternoon/evening hours as the Sun was setting behind nearby mountains. Early Spring in the mountains provide a greater chance to capture the Winter snowmelt.
Lighting
With the direct sunlight off the watery foreground, I was able to slow my shutter a bit to achieve the silky flow of the water.
Equipment
Nikon D5000, 12-24mm Nikkor lens, a B+W circular polarizer, and a Quantaray tripod.
Inspiration
The Sierra Nevada Range is my favorite place to visit on the planet. The Nine Lake Basin is full of lakes, streams, and jagged mountains, the perfect setting for beautiful photographs. The inspiration for this particular photograph came from the fast flowing water in the foreground accompanied by the magnificent mountains in the background (the clouds didn't hurt either).
Editing
I adjusted the brightness of the image in the foreground and removed dust particles as I shot this with an F/22 aperture.
In my camera bag
When this photograph was made, I carried the Nikon D5000 camera, a 12-24mm Nikkor lens, a 28-300mm Nikkor zoom lens, a B+W circular polarizer, and a Quantaray tripod.
Feedback
The best advice I can give to anyone wishing to capture beautiful landscapes is to just get out to your favorite wilderness and walk around. The beauty will just leap up at you and all you have to do is be there and click the shutter!!!

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