Rather than spending a weekend in LA, I took a trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Here are the photos, good, bad and ugly, from this trip. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Kings Canyon has the more spectacular scenery. I drove up the river valley, and you can see the changes in fauna. The mountains are granite exfoliation domes (like Gibralter and Squamish), rather than the sedimentary rocks you see in the Rockies, or the volcanos of the Cascades.
First page of photos
Technical details: These were all taken with my Nikon 995, many using a .66x
wide angle adapter, and a few with a 2x extender. In a few cases, I've
bracked the shots, particularly with heavy contrasts. In a few cases,
I was holding up a Graduated Neutral Density filter, and ended up catching
my fingers a couple of times.
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