Thursday, June 25, 2009

Alabama Hills and Mt. Whitney

Morning and the clouds were already building over the Sierra Nevada.
If the boulder strewn Alabama Hills look familiar it may be because they were used as a location for many movies.
Mt. Whitney seen from the Alabama hills. Not sure which peak it is?
Here is a close up. Mt. Whitney is the triangular peak in the center.

To see more skies, click here.



20 comments:

Linda Reeder said...

This is barren, rugged country, but beautiful none-the-less.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great clouds against a beautiful blue sky. I love those hills and mountains.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful sky shots. What a gorgeous view.

Photo Cache said...

The Eastern Sierra region is very mysterious and magical. And oh so pretty isn't it? And always have good skies.

James said...

Such a beautiful place. Your photos are outstanding Martha!

Linnea W said...

Beautiful views. You were quite high up. It's funny; this scenery reminds me of some of the Andean views I saw in Peru!

Ida said...

Wonderful views!
Beautiful nature and pictures! :)

Irene Toh said...

The clouds are touching the rock. You live in a beautiful rugged place.

Sanna said...

Beautiful photos, amazing landscape! =)

madahmas said...

Great rugged scenery!

Carver said...

Gorgeous shots of a beautiful place.

Barb said...

Glorious craggy mountains and beautiful skies, Martha. Hope you're enjoying some good weather.

SandyCarlson said...

I love the intense sunshine on that youthful landscape.

Louise said...

Incredible scenery! Very beautiful post.

mkreider said...

You certainly left me with a lot to catchup on... green herons are a favorite, we've seen them in Florida. Wonderful sky/mountain shots!!

Ebie said...

Hi Martha, I also have my Alabama Hills post, but we walked all the way to the Arch. I should have read more about it before we went so we could capture different shapes. Definitely going back in the Fall.

Lisa Wilson said...

Wow, those are beautiful!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Just Stunning! Looks like a movie set for Lord of the Rings. Great photos all!

~Lisa

Diane C. said...

I love the layered look with different colors and textures. The boulders are pretty fascinating too. Great photos!

Owlfarmer said...

Some of the comments above about the landscape in the Valley being like what Peter Jackson got on film in LOTR are spot-on. I like watching the movies almost as much for the New Zealand version of basin and range as I do for the stories. These are great shots, Martha. The place is so photogenic that it's hard not to get good pictures, but yours are definitely several notches above even some of the postcard shots you can buy down at the Visitor's Center.