Fall Colors Still Going Strong in the Eastern Sierra

A light storm this weekend could add nice atmospheric effects to photos, or it could blow leaves down!

#easternsierra #california #monocounty #outsideontheeastside


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Bodie Researched for Alton Towers Theme Park

This was a fun video to shoot. U.K. theme park Alton Towers decided to research an authentic mining town for their Altonville Mine Tours attraction they’re opening this week. We spent one day up in Bodie capturing video, time-lapse footage, stills, interviews and sounds, and this was the result.

The day before the Alton Towers shoot in Bodie it was snowing on us

I’d like to thank the California Film Commission for the quick turnaround on our film permit, Bodie State Historic Park / +California State Parks for supporting the research and production, and +Lori Hibbett for producing sunrise and night time-lapse footage of Bodie’s iconic car on the shoot.  The main cameras used for the production were the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D by +Canon USA.  Lori uses the Nikon D800E and D750 by +Nikon USA.

For more information on accessing the historic buildings and town of Bodie, California, for photography or filming, contact Jeff Sullivan Photography, www,JeffSullivanPhotography.com.

Jeff also teaches night photography workshops in Bodie, and night and landscape photography workshops in Yosemite, Death Valley, and the Eastern Sierra.  His 2017 schedule will be released shortly.

This photo of Bodie by Jeff was featured on the cover of Locations International 2015, a directory of locations for film location scouts that was distributed at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Eastern Sierra Fall Colors

I’ll be presenting on Eastern Sierra Fall Colors this Saturday, October 8, 1 pm in the Mono Basin Visitor Center auditorium in Lee Vining. Drop by after lunch for some inspiration before you head back out!

I’ll have copies of my guidebook Photographing California Vol. 2 – South on hand for signing, or if you already have one, bring it by and I’ll sign it!

If you’d like to let me know that you might be coming, you can RSVP at the event page on Facebook:

If you can’t make it to the event, the +Mono Lake Committee bookstore in Lee Vining has had the book in stock recently, and Whoa Nellie Deli as well.

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Sunset at Mono Lake Friday Night

Originally shared by +Jeff Sullivan Photography

The Labor Day holiday weekend crowds are out, but at sunset at Mono Lake on Friday I managed to find a few feet of space without people in it.

#monolake #easternsierra #california #landscapephotography #photographyworkshops


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Shot on iPhone

It is said that the best camera is the one in your hand… and often the fastest to your hand is your smartphone!

I've started iPhone albums on G+, and on Flickr as well:
#iPhone #landscapephotography #iphone6Splus #iphoneography


In Album iPhone 6S+ Photos

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Sunset in Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows

Originally shared by +Jeff Sullivan Photography

A short hike and a long lens yielded this stunning view in the High Sierra Saturday night. I hadn't visited this vantage point in a while, but it seemed like it might pay off for this sunset.

#yosemite #nationalpark #landscapephotography #highsierra


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My New Page on Google+

I've started a new page on G+, where I'll be making most of my new posts first, so you may want to follow my page and collections there: +Jeff Sullivan Photography

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Mono Lake / Eastern Sierra Workshop Last Week
As I did most of the summer, I held an Eastern Sierra workshop adjacent to my Bodie workshop last weekend, so people could see more of the area and get some practice with night photography before getting to Bodie on Sunday. Summer evenings are often windy, but that doesn't mean that you can't get good sunset shots!

We actually spent some time up in the Tioga Pass area as well, enjoying afternoon cumulous clouds, sunset, and night photography.
I'll have a couple of fall workshops in early October when we can revisit those areas:

#easternsierra #landscapephotography #photographyworkshops #monolake #california

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Stormy Day in Bodie

Originally shared by +Jeff Sullivan Photography

At lest a couple of dozen photos from the July 29 night photography workshop are included in the Bodie Photography Workshops album. Torrential rains came to town at 3 pm, just as many workshop participants were leaving town to join us for a pre-workshop dinner at Virginia Creek Settlement. The rain cleared the air of smoke from California's wildfires, then the clouds added to the drama in the sky through golden hour and into sunset, but as often happens, quickly broke up for night photography. It was perfect photography workshop weather!

Our remaining Bodie workshops in 2016 are getting pretty full, so I'm looking into potentially adding a date in October. Let me know if you want to hear about 2017 dates once I have them. The most popular dates do fill quickly these days.

#nightphotography #photographyworkshops #easternsierra #Bodie #ghosttown


In Album Bodie Photography Workshops

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Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows Sunday Night

I headed up to the Tioga Pass Road in Yosemite to see how current summer water levels in the Tuolumne River might influence my workshop later this week. With water levels dropping, there are some nice calm spots for sunset reflections.

2016 Yosemite Schedule: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/

#Yosemite #landscapephotography #photographyworkshops


In Album Tioga Pass Road, Yosemite National Park

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California Fall Colors

Originally shared by +Jeff Sullivan Photography

After enjoying the Eastern Sierra for decades, pursuing fall colors here for over ten years and living here for six, my main fall colors workshop dates this year are:
October 3 – 7 Eastern Sierra Fall Colors and Milky Way
October 10 – 14 Eastern Sierra Fall Colors and Moonlit Landscapes

November 12 – 16 Yosemite Fall Colors and Full Moon

I read today that "In Wisconsin, the fall-color tourists spend over $1 billion". I can show you the best of California for a whole lot less! If there's demand I may add an Eastern Sierra workshop later in October, but there's added risk of a cold mid-October storm destroying the turned leaves and burning the remaining ones to brown and black.

#fallcolors #landscapephotography #photographyworkshops


In Album Fall Colors Eastern Sierra

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