Saturday, December 3, 2022

Lee Vining, Inyo NF, Mono County (Canon Pt. 1) - Mammoth Lakes Trip

My parents and I spent 2 nights at Mammoth Lakes, CA between October 21 to October 23 in 2022. We explored Yosemite National Park, Inyo National Forest, Mono County, and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in California enjoying the scenery and autumn foliage. I took photos with my phone, my Olympus mirrorless camera, and my Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera. The photos will be split into several blog posts. I hope you enjoy viewing my photos! 

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Parts: 

Cellphone: Part 1Part 2 | Part 3

Olympus: Part 1 | Part 2

Canon: Part 1 | Part 2

This is part 1 of the photos that were shot on my Canon DSLR. The photos are from Lee Vining, CA, Inyo National Forest in California, and Mono County, CA. The photos are from Mono Lake Vista Point, Hot Creek Geological Site, Lake Crowley, and more. 

This blog post contains photos I took on day 1 and 2. On day 1, we drove to Mammoth Lakes, CA from the SF Bay Area via State Route 120 through Yosemite National Park.

I only took photos in Yosemite National Park with my cellphone and my Olympus mirrorless camera, so I first start off this blog post (Canon DSLR photos) with night time high ISO long exposure photos from Mono Lake Vista Point in Lee Vining, CA. If you have been following me, you'll know my vision has been partially fixed by an experimental treatment (Visual Imagery Project by the Visual Snow Initiative). I have recovered around 50% of my night vision, and my day time vision is mostly back to normal. I still can't drive at night, and my parents do assist me somewhat with these night photography photos. I'm very happy to be able to start back up on night photography somewhat. I really hope you enjoy viewing these photos because it is still quite a hassle for me (needing my parents' assistance, along with a lot of trial and error) to take these photos as I still can't see very well at night.

Two high ISO long exposure scenery photos of stars, Mono Lake, Negit Island (left), Paoha Island (right), and US-395 (bottom). I think the green dot on the left was from a lighthouse. The photo was shot at Mono Lake Vista Point in Lee Vining, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 56' 53" N 119° 06' 37" W

Two high ISO long exposure scenery photos of the Milky Way. The photo was shot at Mono Lake Vista Point in Lee Vining, CA. Unfortunately due to how sensitive the camera sensor is, it picked up some of the green light from that lighthouse at Mono Lake.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 56' 53" N 119° 06' 37" W


Next up are the day 2 photos. On day 2 we explored Mammoth Lakes, CA (cellphone photos only), Hot Creek Geologic Site (Olympus Mirrorless & cellphone photos only), Wild Willy's Hot Springs, Lake Crowley, and Convict Lake.

It was snowing quite heavily in Mammoth Lakes, CA on day 2 of our trip, so our family traveled out into the desert. The next few photos are from our drive to Hot Creek Geologic Site in the Inyo National Forest.

A scenery photo of clouds, desert, Hot Creek, and the Eastern Sierras (left). The photo was shot near Hot Creek Hatchery Road in the Inyo National Forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 39' 11" N 118° 50' 15" W

A scenery photo of clouds, desert, Glass Mountain Ridge (in the distance), and Hot creek Hatchery Road. The photo was shot in the Inyo National Forest.
Photo shot near the same spot as above.

A black and white process of the photo above.

After we explored Hot Creek Geologic Site (Olympus Mirrorless & cellphone photos only), we went to Wild Willy's Hot Springs in Mono County, CA.

A scenery photo of clouds, desert, Eastern Sierras (in the distance on the left), and Glass Mountain Ridge (right). The photo was shot on Wild Willy's Hot Springs Trail in Mono County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 39' 35" N 118° 46' 07" W

A black and white process of the photo above.


After Wild Willy's Hot Springs, we dropped by Benton Crossing/Owens River Bridge (Olympus Mirrorless photos only), and then went to Lake Crowley in Mono County, CA.

A scenery photo of clouds, desert, Lake Crowley (in the distance), and Eastern Sierras & Owens Gorge Road (left). The photo was shot in the Inyo National Forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 34" N 118° 41' 15" W

A black and white process of the photo above.

A scenery photo of clouds, desert, Eastern Sierras (in the distance), and Lake Crowley (right). The photo was shot near Owens Gorge Road in the Inyo National Forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 33" N 118° 41' 15" W

A black and white process of the photo above.

A scenery photo of clouds, desert, dirt roads, Lake Crowley, and Eastern Sierras. The photo was shot near Lake Crowley Eastsid in Mono County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 22" N 118° 42' 22" W

A black and white process of the photo above.


After we finished up at Lake Crowley, we headed to Convict Lake in the Inyo National Forest. We got there just in time for sunset.

A sunset scenery photo of clouds, Convict Lake, and Laurel Mountain. The photo was shot at Brook Trout Lookout in the Inyo National Forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 37" N 118° 51' 05" W

A black and white process of the photo above.

A sunset scenery photo of clouds, Convict Lake, and Laurel Mountain. The photo was shot on Lakeshore Trail in the Inyo National Forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 36" N 118° 51' 05" W

A black and white process of the photo above.

A sunset scenery photo of clouds, Convict Lake, and Laurel Mountain. The photo was shot on Fisherman's Trail in the Inyo National Forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 21" N 118° 51' 18" W

A black and white process of the photo above.

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed viewing the photos! Please don't forget to share the blog post with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Parts: 

Cellphone: Part 1Part 2 | Part 3

Olympus: Part 1 | Part 2

Canon: Part 1 | Part 2

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