"He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below, he saw everything as far as you can see.
    And they say he got crazy once and he tried to touch the Sun, and he lost a friend, but kept the memory.
    Now he walks in quiet solitude, the forest and the streams, seeking grace in every step he takes."

    -Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr (1943-1997)

    Hello and welcome to Sierralara. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I have enjoyed making them. I have an immense love for the outdoors and enjoy discovering new photographic opportunities in places that interest me. My name is Cliff LaPlant and I am an award winning landscape/nature photographer based in Alpine California. I spend a great deal of my time traveling to remote locations, searching for those rare opportunities to capture photographs that are not commonly seen. All of my photographs have been captured using Nikon cameras and lenses and most were created using a tripod, to ensure high image quality. I am currently shooting with the INCREDIBLE Nikon D800 high resolution camera system.

    If you are interested in making a purchase, simply click on the desired photograph(s) and hit the "Add to cart" icon. An options screen will then appear asking your preference of size and desired finish. There's an informational video describing each finish after you select the photograph(s) you are interested in, which gives a nice description of the look and longevity of the selection. At checkout, you will also have the option of having the photograph(s) matted and framed for your convenience prior to shipping.

    Feel free to add comments or e-mail me ( reference any of my photographs or the locations they were created. Sierralara is always being updated and new photographs, as well as descriptions, are continuously being added.

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    All rights reserved.

    How to best navigate through this site: Above, you will see three buttons, "Home", "Browse", and "Search".

    ---"Home" will always return you to the home page (this page).

    ---"Browse" will take you into the main Sierralara photography archives. "Fine Art Images For Purchase" are images broken down into geographical areas. "Adventures in Photography" are images I have created during specific trips and the numerous galleries showcase a number of photographs and videos and the dates they were created. "Photography by Theme" displays galleries by theme such as "Sunsets" or "Waterfalls".

    ---"Search" enables the viewer to type in a word (tag) or phrase to display all images in Sierralara that have to do with that topic. For instance, if you search the word "Mountain", all of the photographs in the Sierralara site that have to do with mountains (and that's a lot!) will be displayed.
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