Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A week in Mammoth Lakes, CA

We just returned from a week in Mammoth, CA and we could not have asked for better weather. Clear roads for the trip there and back and a whopping big storm on Xmas day (which made a perfect excuse to stay inside all day and play with new toys). As I mentioned in the last blog, it was a great time to spend with family (lots of them) and the Peterson family for a couple of great dinners.

We made numerous photo trips to different areas around Mammoth. One trip was up to the old mine to look for a rare species of Long Horn Sheep, but we never saw any of them. Not that it was a waste of time. Nope!

We found some other great subjects, including this Road Runner which was sitting on a post right off the side of a small road. We pulled over and shot pictures of this guy for at least half an hour. He was very patient with us (creeping ever closer to him). As you can see from the pictures above, we also made time to photograph sites along the way. We stopped at this nice tree lined road and then the following day we went to Lee Vining Canyon and shoot pictures of the waterfall there. Sometimes I forget just how beautiful the state of California really is.