A Beautiful Night on Mount Whitney

A Beautiful Night on Mount Whitney

Taken December 8, 2011 at Upper Boyscout Lake on the way to Mount Whitney. A 60 second shutter speed was used to capture this, the moon light made this photograph possible.
Josh Lewis
on Dec 30, 2011 1:14 am
Image ID: 768243


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gimpilator - Dec 30, 2011 10:43 am - Voted 10/10

There's No Question

This is the best photograph from our entire trip. I can see the movement of the stars. That's my headlamp in there!

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 4, 2012 8:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: There's No Question

Thanks Gimpilator. The night at Upper Boyscout lake was quite lovely with the moon light. I appreciate your light in the tent.


SoCalHiker - Dec 30, 2011 2:47 pm - Voted 10/10

This one

is truely beautiful. Nicely captured, Josh.

Cheers, Guido

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 15, 2012 9:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This one

Thanks Socalhiker! The moon light always has a way of bringing out the beauty of the mountain.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Dec 31, 2011 5:53 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful Image

Definitely a great photo! Reminds me of one I shot of my son a few years back at Big Bend. --mark d.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 15, 2012 9:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful Image

Thanks Mark. I saw the tent lit up and had a moment to spare, so I figured I would try and get a photo of the tent at night for good memories.


ExcitableBoy - Dec 31, 2011 10:37 am - Voted 10/10

Its an old trick

but very well done. Nice work as always. I hope we can climb together some day.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 15, 2012 9:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Its an old trick

Thanks EB, some of the best stuff even now a days is old things. Get well soon so we can go for a climb! :-D

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Dec 31, 2011 12:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Your best photo...

Josh, you made a giant leap in your photo skills with this photo. This is by far your best photo. I really can't wait to do Whitney now! Moonlight nights are really fantastic aren't they...

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 15, 2012 9:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Your best photo...

Matt, I've had most of my night photography skills for about 3 years. But in this case I was in the right place at the right time and could finally use what I know to capture this. Anyways, very much appreciate your comment. Whitney was a lot of fun, you should have a good time when you go.


bajaandy - Dec 31, 2011 7:19 pm - Hasn't voted

This shot...

would make an epic Christmas card. (Or a good beer commercial.) Nice work!

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 15, 2012 9:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This shot...

Thanks for the idea, I do like making my own custom cards instead of buying one that someone else made.


Azra - Jan 5, 2012 6:43 pm - Voted 10/10


great great great!!

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 15, 2012 9:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Just...

Thanks X3! :-D


cdcscrambler - Feb 10, 2012 10:37 pm - Voted 10/10


love this photo, i am gonna try one like it this year

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Feb 11, 2012 10:47 pm - Hasn't voted


I admit that when seeing many of these kinds of photographs I figured it was about time I would try it myself. I certainly recommend trying a photograph like this, keep in mind you need to use a long shutter speed to make it turn out like this.

wheelerpeak20 - Jul 25, 2012 4:28 am - Hasn't voted

wish i was there

not much snow for december it seems
was it cold?

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Aug 2, 2012 1:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wish i was there

I was surprised myself about this. But yes it was quite cold. My camera kept dying on me which I would have to warm it up every picture I took.


mrchad9 - Dec 13, 2012 3:00 am - Voted 10/10

Well done!

Great work on this photo... much tougher than a simple point and shoots effort. Looks fantastic!

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Dec 13, 2012 11:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Well done!

Thanks Mr. Chad. I also used my camera case or a pile of rocks as my tripod. In the future I hope to bring my tripod with me to make it easier to position. But certainly not as easy as pointing and shooting.

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