December 23, 2018

Jagged spires, open vistas and sparkling blue lakes of Eastern Sierra, home  to the highest mountain range of contiguous USA are the highlights of my 2018 Photography adventure.

Sierra Nevada range from Mammoth Lakes to Lone Pine always fascinated me because of its majestic appeal as well as its striking similarity to the mountain ranges in the Himalayan rain shadow. I had planned my itinerary around full moon when photographing the Himalayan rain shadow in 2013. In 2018 I again picked full moon itinerary for Eastern Sierra because mountains look heavenly in moonlight ! 

Below are my favorite images. Do let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below.

Starry full moon night in the Alabama Hills

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The moon shots have been taken on separate nights. Each morning I would leave the hotel at 4 AM and head to the Alabama Hills to witness the Sierra Nevada range glowing in moon light. The awe inspiring mountains with some of the highest peaks in contiguous United States looked stunning.                                     

Full moon sets behind the highest peak in contiguous USA, Mount Whitney

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Sunset in Alabama Hills

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Mount Tom in Bishop

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Morning reflections in June Lake

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Fresh young leaves announce the arrival of spring

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Moon sets behind Sierra Nevada range

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Aerial view of June Lake

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Lone star and the moon set

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Thanks for checking out !  Happy Holidays and a very Happy 2019 to you. If you like my work, do check out my other galleries. Your feedback is appreciated.

  • David Leland Hyde

    on January 22, 2019

    Like that you chose a theme of the Eastern Sierra for your Favorite Images of 2018. Great work with the moon. My favorites are the very different moon sets and the aerial of June Lake. May you have continued creative success in 2019... :)

  • Chris Sheppard

    on January 19, 2019

    Beautiful and thoughtful work. I'm glad to have discovered these photographs on the JMG Gallery blog.

  • Mathews Kurian

    on December 31, 2018

    Breathtaking and Exotic ... As if the locations are calling you to come and visit..