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This is a single exposure captured last July on the crest of the Western Sierra Nevada. The West Coast of the US and the Sierra’s had a LOT of rainfall during spring and summer of 2015, and also, the Sierra’s had relatively NO snow during winter. The consistent amount of rainfall provided for some unique opportunities for photography; to capture the Sierra’s under conditions that normally just would not be there. During this capture sequence, there was a constant drizzle coming down, and the fog and low lying clouds just kept moving throughout the area diffusing the sunlight nicely, and creating a moody scene. With my lens tilted upwards at about a 35-degree angle, I had to shield the camera with a shower cap (they work great), and also held a Ziploc bag extended out and over the lens to keep the drizzle from falling on the glass. I recently found a rain shield that mounts on the hot shoe and extends out over the lens, hopefully this will serve its purpose fairly well.
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From THE CARSON PASS