Alabama Hills in Monochrome

The night before we drove home from Bishop, Mary convinced me to “sleep-in” until 7 AM because there was not going to be any good sky the next morning.  We decided we would photograph the Alabama Hills the next morning in infrared.  Our “go-to” sunny day solution.  Here is what we made.

Take the Whitney Portal Road out of Lone Pine, CA and take a right on Movie Road.  This area is very popular with hikers, climbers, and campers.  There is a lot to see and do along Movie Road, but the most popular stop for hikers and photographers is the Mobius Arch.  Yes, it has been photographed a hundred million times, but I have to tell you I get excited every time I see it.  It’s like visiting an old friend.

The less popular and less known Lathe Arch is right behind it, but easy to miss unless you know where it is.  It’s only about a foot off the ground and you need to climb into a “hole” to photograph it.

The moon made our morning a little more exciting, so we added it to our compositions.

Finally, Arch Trail gives you a great look at the Alabama Hills, Lone Pine Peak, and Mount Whitney.  After 30 minutes we were happy and done and our our way home.

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