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Captured July of 2015, during one of the best summer storm systems to roll over the Sierra Nevada that I have been able to witness. What you see here was captured on the sloping portion of a steep cliff right off the road. Dare not venture out on the saturated slope too far at all, it would surely be death if one slipped and fell. The cool thing about this storm was, nobody else was up there with a camera, or out in the storm, anywhere! It was wet, it was drizzling rain the whole time, so towels and lens cloths were a must have, along with some very technical rain gear for the camera; a shower cap and a Ziploc bag.
This tree seemed to be at one with the storm, a part of it, or conducting it, with it’s branch arms reaching out to the side, and head of branches lowered in the storms direction. This ancient volcanic area, is on the north side of, and looking away from Thunder Mountain, near the crest of the Sierra Nevada right off the Carson Pass.
This is a single handheld exposure…
© MIKE CLASEN PHOTOGRAPHY
From THE CARSON PASS