Rock Creek Lake, CA

On my way home from Lone Pine, I stopped in at the Rock Creek Campground. It was near noon, so lighting was pretty harsh. I found a small pond with some wildflowers and composed a few pictures.

Pond at Rock Creek
Pond at Rock Creek

Pond at Rock Creek

After taking a few pictures, I found some shade and made lunch.

Anyone familiar with highway 395 near Lee Vining, should recognize this building. I’ve driven by many times in the past and never stopped to take any pictures. Since I had nothing else to do, I stopped this time and got this. Converted it to a black and white.

Homestead in Black and White
Homestead in Black and White

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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6 Comments


  1. so darn beautiful God is so good to give us such breath taking things in nature. Thanks so much for sharing them Mike.

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  2. Love those B&W’s! The rocks in the pond stand out so much better, & the homestead – both are just gorgeous!

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  3. Love that first image and would love to see the other two images in color too although I do like the B&W. Carol

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  4. I took a photo like the 3rd one years ago, but mine didn’t turn out as nice as this. All 3 are beautiful!

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