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Captured August of 2014, a full moon rises over Round Top and The Sisters. This scene was composed on the rocky shoreline of Caples Lake, which is nestled on the crest of the Sierra Nevada right off the Carson Pass scenic byway. Many of the Sierra Junipers in this area of the Carson Pass appear to be in a frozen wizardly stance, sculpted from extreme weather and wind that rips over the crest of the Sierra Nevada.
I was showing a friend of mine around who had never been to the Carson Pass, and we were heading back to Reno when I saw the full moon illuminating the distant mountains, trees, and shoreline, so I HAD to pull over and do some shooting. It’s like I did not have a choice in this at all!?
This is an exposure blend of four captures; the initial exposure, then subsequent exposures stopped down to capture highlight detail in the moons reflection, and to not clip the highlights in the 'glow' of the moon.
© MIKE CLASEN PHOTOGRAPHY
From THE CARSON PASS