Mono Lake Tufa Towers

June 26 2010

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Marmaduke

Marmaduke - Jun 29, 2010 12:35 am - Voted 10/10

Great, Great, Great

Beautiful Photo!! Wow.

Noondueler

Noondueler - Jun 29, 2010 12:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great, Great, Great

Thanks Neo. We got lucky cruisin' in at the right time. We did a big photo-hiking tour up in Yosemite the next day.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Jun 29, 2010 2:01 am - Voted 10/10

Fantastic!!!

Very nice...

Noondueler

Noondueler - Jun 29, 2010 2:18 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Fantastic!!!

Thanks Chad. We managed to luck out here with excellent conditions for shots. We went on a photo hiking tour of Yosemite next day. I'll post soon.
-Windsor

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Jun 29, 2010 2:23 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Fantastic!!!

Looking forward to it. I was up at Tioga Pass as you took this photo...

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Jun 29, 2010 9:31 am - Voted 10/10

By far...

the best of the kind I've ever seen.
Absolutely gorgeous.

Noondueler

Noondueler - Jun 29, 2010 8:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: By far...

Thanks much Marc. This wasn't even on the agenda for the day but we managed good timing. There were lots of photographers there as well. A polarizer on the Canon really helped too.

flow

flow - Jun 29, 2010 4:48 pm - Voted 10/10

wonderful!

another great picture of this nice landscape!

Noondueler

Noondueler - Jun 29, 2010 9:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: wonderful!

Thanks flow. I'd been there over 10 years ago but I don't remember it being this beautiful.

Tbenner

Tbenner - Jun 30, 2010 1:49 am - Voted 10/10

WOW

all i can say is wow. I love your photos man, great job!!

Noondueler

Noondueler - Jun 30, 2010 2:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: WOW

Thanks T. Looks like you live in some pretty awesome territory up there.

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - Jun 30, 2010 1:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Great pics!

Beautiful place. I am usually there once or twice a year. I see that your new camera worked out pretty well :) Cheers, Guido

Noondueler

Noondueler - Jun 30, 2010 9:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great pics!

Thanks Guido. We had great lighting and the puffy sky to help the scene. And yes I was pretty happy with the camera. I remember your fine Mono Lake shots from earlier this year.

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - Jun 30, 2010 10:28 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Great pics!

Yeah, it was a different atmosphere in the winter. The sky was overcast and the light much more gloomy. But the scenery at Mono Lake has something surreal and is photogenic in any season. In any case, great shots from you. Cheers, Guido

EricChu

EricChu - Jul 5, 2010 12:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Fantastic!

An extraordinary and almost unreal picture you took! Congratulations!
Cheers from sunny and hot Montepulciano in Tuscany,
Eric

Noondueler

Noondueler - Jul 5, 2010 12:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Fantastic!

Thanks Eric! Good to hear from you. Mono Lake is an extraordinary place. A small inland sea with very salty water at about 6,400' el. below the eastern Sierra east of Yosemite. The towers were formed by underwater deposits when the lake was higher.
And cheers from Marin County in the San Franscisco north bay under fog lifting skies burning off to a nice sunny day.

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Jul 6, 2010 1:33 am - Voted 10/10

How...

I don't know how you managed to arrange the perfect reflection of the perfect clouds under the perfect lighting, but however you did it, it works! Congratulations on a great shot, and thanks for sharing it with us mortals.

Noondueler

Noondueler - Jul 6, 2010 2:08 am - Hasn't voted

Re: How...

You know what Eric? I wasn't feeling too good when we arrived. I just started walking around snapping away with the polarizer on. I didn't even particularly notice the clouds. But I felt better and better with each shot and came away pretty happy.
Thanks for you comment and you have some fine shots in your gallery!

Corax

Corax - Jul 6, 2010 8:59 pm - Voted 10/10

Tibetan skies

For some reason this wonderful photo made me think of a place in Tibet. I can't recall which one though. Anyway, a really nice shot!

Noondueler

Noondueler - Jul 6, 2010 9:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Tibetan skies

Thanks Corax! Mono Lake is a small salty inland sea in the rain shadow of the high Sierra east of Yosemite at 6,400' el..
Always appreciate your excellent pages from the highest peaks around the world.
Cheers, Windsor

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