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Sierra-nevada Photographs

thor_mark ? posted a photo:

While Out on a Morning Stroll, I Came Upon a River and Saw Mountains (Black & White, Yosemite National Park)

Yes, pretty much sums of the morning walking around Cook's Meadow while staying in Yosemite Valley for a few days! And what another beautiful morning it was!

To the image. I wanted to capture that look across the Merced River to the trees on the other side and mountain peaks beyond. What I visualized was that look across the river, not just capturing a little bit of the riverbank, but to capture the flow of the water and rapids directly to my front. One would then look across and see the trees on the other side of the river bank and then the mountain peaks with Sentinel Rock on the other side. I later converted to black and white with Silver Efex Pro 2 because I found a much richer total contrast than I captured in color.

inkknife_2000 (8 million views +) posted a photo:

At Rest, Lake George, Mammoth Lakes, CA 2016

(1 in a multiple picture album)
This old man has fallen. His resting place could not be more lovely. The lake is calm, the breezes light, the birds are serenading, and Mother Nature is painting her Autumn colors.

inkknife_2000 (8 million views +) posted a photo:

Silver Lake Residents, June Lake Loop CA 10-17

(1 in a multiple picture album)
I was on the shore of Silver Lake on the June Lake Loop looking for Autumn color shots when I looked up to see these two curious fawns checking me out. I'm sure their mother was nearby behind them and had told them to stay near her. But there was this human with a camera and they wanted to stare awhile.

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Sierra-Nevada

The Sierra Nevada, meaning "snowy range" in Spanish, is a mountain range in the region of Andalusia in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacén at 3,479 m.It is a popular tourist destination, as its high peaks make skiing possible in Europe's most southern ski resort in an area along the Mediterranean Sea predominantly known for its warm temperatures and abundant sunshine. At its foothills is found the city of Granada and, a little farther, Málaga and Almería.Parts of the range have been included in the Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada. The range has also been declared a biosphere reserve. The Sierra Nevada Observatory is located on the northern slopes at 2800 m.

Formation

The Sierra Nevada were formed during the Alpine Orogeny, a mountain-building event that also formed the European Alps to the east and the Atlas Mountains of northern Africa across the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The Sierra as observed today formed during the Tertiary Period (65 to 1.8 million years ago) from the collision of the African and Eurasian continental plates.

See also

  • Alpujarras
  • Geography of Spain

External links

References

Bibliography

  • Francisco Pérez Raya, Joaquín Molero Mesa, Francisco Valle Tendero, 1992: "Parque Natural de Sierra Nevada. Paisaje, fauna, flora, itinerarios". Ed. Rueda. Madrid. ISBN 84-7207-067-0 (spanish)
  • "Flora de la Tundra de Sierra Nevada". Pablo Prieto Fernández, Ed. Universidad de Granada. ISBN ISBN 84-60018105 (spanish)
  • "Sierra Nevada: Guía de Montaña". Aurelio del Castillo y Antonio del Castillo. Ed. Penibética, 2003. ISBN 84-932022-3-1 (spanish)