Tuesday, March 19, 2019
April Program, 4/15 @7:30PM
Photographing the Alabama Hills & the Bristlecone Pines
presented by Paul Dileanis
Nestled beneath the dramatic eastern scarp of the Sierra Nevada are a wonderland of granite boulders and arches known as the Alabama Hills. This rich landscape of weathered rock creates a spectacular foreground for towering Lone Pine Peak and Mt. Whitney. In this other worldly landscape of sculpted rock many unique photographs wait to be revealed among the countless shapes and changing light.
To the North and East of the Alabama Hills the White Mountains are home to the oldest recorded living trees. With their twisted trunks and weathered bark, the Bristlecone Pines stand defiantly on the slopes of these isolated barren mountains at altitudes above 9,000 feet. The oldest of these trees is estimated to be over 5,000 years old.
For photographer Paul Dileanis, these two locations and the adjacent Owens Valley provide the opportunity to not only engage visually with the landscape, but to engage with the diverse natural and cultural history of the region as well.
During this presentation we will be exploring a wide range of topics including shooting locations, landscape photography techniques, and how to capture the night sky with the goal of learning how to deal with the challenges of photography in the Eastern Sierras.