Mono Lake

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  1. abraxas

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    Located in the Great Basin Desert at the base of the Sierra Nevada, east of Yosemite National Park. 760,000 year old lake. The odd formations are tufa columns formed by springs under the suface of the lake.

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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ah, the Mono Lake again.
    Hasn't our Photogoddess been there last year or so and posted photos. Someone was there, I remember that clearly, only don't I remember so very clear who it was.

    Super interesting rock (or whatever it is) formation (you called it "tufa" ... that suggests volcanic creation?) ... and I really like your composition best in #4 where the sky is captured only as its reflection on the water!!!
     
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    I love the colour of the leaves in contrast to the colour of the sky in #1 and the sky reflection in #4, but I think all of them are stunning.

    I think the best thing is that you are showing me/us beautifull landscapes that I/we may never otherwise see. Thank you
     
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    #4 is really fantastic!
     
  5. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks LaFoto, Hoppy and cumi.

    I'm really glad I wandered in a couple months ago, because this forum works both ways- I get to see parts of the world I may never get to visit. Return thanks to all of you!

    I'm preparing a Mono Lake detail page for my web site that explains the origins of the lake. For now, all I have is a summary and a slideshow of pictures I've taken during my visits in the last few years.

    Mono Lake summary

    Also, I'm finding that the party isn't over at sundown, in fact it just gets started!
     
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    Save Mono Lake!!
     
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    great shots, i agree #4 is just awesome... :thumbup:
     
  8. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks everyone.

    JTHphoto, I like the desert photos you put up awhile back, and have been inspired to figure out how you got them to be so light, so long after sunset. These were taken a good 30 minutes after sunset. Thanks for showing me I was going home far too early.
     
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    Nice shots!
     
  10. Johnboy2978

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    These are some really nice shots. They have an almost surreal look to them like a screen shot from Myst or Riven. Really cool place.
     
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    2,4, & 5 are winners and thats for sure
     

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