Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Quick Echo Lake Mission

Chase, Lauren, Riley, Derby the Dog, and I made a quick blast up to Casa Hancock at Echo Lake (gateway to Desolation Wilderness) last Wednesday. We got there mid-afternoon for 24 hours of fun, mostly encompassed by swimming, cooking, eating, and going on little side-hikes in the neighborhood. Oh yeah, and taking loads and loads of photos. Go ahead and call it a photo camp. Between us, enough film was exposed and enough data stored to keep a darkroom in business for the duration of the economic downturn.

So instead of telling some roundabout story to narrate all of these, we'll just kind of group them together and let them tell their own story.

Photos I got to take with Riley's stonkin' 5DMkII and his ripping cool 15mm fisheye:


Think this one's getting framed


The Wedge

Ralston Peak in the background


Coolin' them feet off


Testing the waters with Derby

Mmm, cold

This is fast becoming one of my favorite photos ever - Lauren, Chase, and Derby


@ 1/4"


Cloud perfectly mimicking Flagpole Peak

Shimmery goodness

More shimmeryness


Big Dipper front and center

Riley got some awesome photos, and I've seen a couple of Chase's negatives, too. All awesome. Save for the dead battery in Chase's car when we got back to the parking lot (which was salvaged by fresh raspberry milkshakes), the trip went off without a hitch. It's a shame to spend so little time in such a special spot, but we gotta take what we can get!

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