Photo of the Month – January 2012

Rock Creek December - Mono County, CA

Rock Creek December - Mono County, CA

Rock Creek December – Mono County, CA

Happy New Year!

I’ve had a fascination with mountain streams for quite a while now. The sound and atmosphere of water rushing in its travels from the high country to the valley is inspiring to me, and tends to help me feel peaceful & happy. This fascination seems to be emerging into the beginnings of a body of photographic work, exploring the shapes of water in motion in these streams in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Rock Creek is one of the streams I like to frequent on my trips to the Sierras. Rock Creek Road closely parallels Rock Creek starting at Tom’s Place, and ending in the high country at the trailhead for the Little Lakes Valley in the John Muir Wilderness.

This has been an unusually dry winter so far in the Eastern Sierra, so when I visited this spot in early December, there was very little snow on the ground. I was attracted to the movement of the water between and beneath the ice.

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Image Date: December 2, 2011, 4:02pm

Exposure: Canon EOS 5D MarkII-EF300mm f/4L IS USM Lens – f29 – 1/2sec

Media: Printed December 2011 – Canon iPF5100 Archival Pigment Inkjet
Moab Entrada Rag Bright 100% Cotton Acid Free Paper – Archivally Matted
Framed in 20 X 26″ Pewter colored Aluminum Frame with UV  filtering Acrylic glass


This photo will be available for viewing and purchase at AvantGarden – The Art Gallery on the First Saturday Artwalks on January 7 and February 4…Hope to see you there!

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