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Taken 22-Jan-11
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Keywords:Siera Nevada, california, desert, dry, forest, lake isabella, montane, mountains, rain shadow
Photo Info

Dimensions5159 x 3436
Original file size6.97 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-Jan-11 16:42
Date modified24-Feb-13 17:38
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length70 mm
Max lens aperturef/5
Exposure1/125 at f/13
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+2 EV
Exposure modeAuto bracket
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 1000
Metering modePattern
Sierra Nevada Rain Shadow

Sierra Nevada Rain Shadow

The foreground of this image marks the end of the Siera Nevada mountains. The rapid transition from montane forest to desert is caused by the the rain shadow effect. In the distance, the Great Basin area includes some of the driest regions in the United States such as Death Valley. Located near Lake Isabella, California.