The Alabama Hills

I had to take a trip down to the Alabama Hills while I was there in Lone Pine. I probably should have gotten up early instead of waiting until evening, but I got a few pictures before the sun went behind the mountains – and I mean fast! One minute the sun was there and the sun was gone.



Had to include the moon for this rock formation. After shooting this, I drove on, but noticed there was no sun. I went back here only to find shade.

Moon Over the Alabama Hills
Moon Over the Alabama Hills

I like the juxtaposition between Mount Whitney the larger rocks/piles in the middle ground and the small pile of rocks in the foreground. There wasn’t much color, so I converted this to black and white.

Mount Whitney Juxtaposition

Mike Matenkosky

Mike is a Central Valley California landscape and nature photographer whose subjects include scenes from Merced County, Yosemite, SeKi, and the eastern Sierra. He is currently living in Atwater, CA.

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  1. Mike you have some great images here that bring back a lot of memories.


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