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Here is some food for thought: I think people who have and follow a path in life are happier than those who don’t. And the path need not be well worn. In fact it can be new. But it will have direction and a destination.

This shot was taken on Rock Creek Trail in the Eastern Sierra Mountains in California.

This was taken with a tripod mounted Nikon D300 using a 17-55 f2.8 Nikkor Lens. There were 5 exposures that were combined into an HDR image using the program Photomatix.

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    Amazing this has the WOW factor:)

  • Thank you for saying that Tina. A comment from someone about a month ago said that catch phrase: Wow Factor. And I thought, “that is it, that is what I try to do.” So its become my watch word. LOL. Again, thank you.

    – Steve Buffington

  • Tina Longwell
    Tina Longwellover 5 years ago

    This is superb! What a gorgeous view!

  • Thank you Tina. It really was that awesome. Glad I captured some of its beauty to share.

    – Steve Buffington

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 5 years ago

    Stunning capture, it’s got everything going for it!

  • Hello Barbara. Thank you so much for such a great comment. Glad you liked it.

    – Steve Buffington

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    Steve, a beautiful image, and your words are so true.

  • Thank you Cora. I amended the text slightly, as someone thought I was talking about following well worn paths. I think you know, I did not have that in mind at all. Only that one has a direction, purpose and destination in life, whether just one’s own vision, or contributing to anothers. So there, and you didn’t even ask! LOL.

    – Steve Buffington

  • linifer
    liniferover 5 years ago


  • Thank you My Lady. Appreciated.

    – Steve Buffington

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago


  • Thank you Joann. No moose in sight unfortunately.

    – Steve Buffington

  • Les Wazny
    Les Waznyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Sometimes walking to the beat of your own drum is pretty cool to! lol! Great work Steve!

  • Ah, but Les, the path does not have to be well worn. I just think a path is best, even if it is brand new of your own making. And thanks for the view and comment. Appreciated.

    – Steve Buffington

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...over 5 years ago

    Stunning HDR my friend, great use of the path as a lead in line too

  • Thanks Paul.

    – Steve Buffington

  • Craig Hender
    Craig Henderover 5 years ago

    What an amazing landscape! Well done.

  • Hello Craig. Long time to hear from. Hope all is well. And thank you very much.

    – Steve Buffington

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 5 years ago

    Les is right “walking to the beat of your own drum” is the only way to go…doing it well following a path is smart to!! lol!! ;p
    Lovely shot Steve, breathtaking!! :]

  • I agree Tracy. I think even when you are following a well worn path, you need to walk to the beat of your own drum. I just got the idea Les thought that a path meant following someone elses orders and directions and goals. Not so. Thanks for viewing. And see, it was food for thought.

    – Steve Buffington

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