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Mono Lake Sunrise

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 24 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

Tufa towers give an other-world look to the south shore of Mono Lake at sunrise. The lake is actually an inland sea and is located just east of the town of Lee Vining, California. The tufa towers are the result of calcium rich snowmelt and carbonate deposits in the lakebed. The lake contains 280 million tons of disolved salts; one can actually float (as if on an inflatable raft) and not sink! It's a cool place but overly photographed; trying to come away with something a bit different is the challenge. We got lucky on this particular morning as the undersides of the clouds lit briefly. As with my past posts, this image was shot during the recently concluded Gary Hart Eastern Sierra Workshop. If you would like to join Gary and me on one of our many workshops, just visit my website and click on the Workshop link for more information. Our workshops tend to fill far in advance, so please don't hesitiate; we'd love to have you join us.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 1 second F/16.0 ISO 200 16 mm

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