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Small cascade along Lundy Canyon in the Eastern Sierra Mountains

During our recent TrekEarth summit in the Mono Basin, we took a short hike up Lundy Canyon where you'll see numerous waterfalls and small cascades like this one full with snow meltwater during the Spring.

It's interesting to note that although Los Angeles is about 350 miles to the south, this very pure alpine water will eventually run through the taps of some lucky Southern Californians. The marvels of several controversial 20th century water engineering projects have made it possible for Southern California to thrive and prosper very far from it's water sources.

This shot was taken during mid-day and I didn't really expect the light to work too well. Since it was very bright, I needed to use a polarizer, NDx4,and most likely an NDx2 as well to get the silky water effect. These bright situations are where the Cokin filter system really excels allowing you to stack the filters easily.

Regards,
Doug

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