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Mono Lake Sunrise #2, 1999

I've read about and seen photographs of Mono Lake for years but my travels never took me to that part of California. During 1999 I vowed that I would shoot there, and so I managed to photograph both a sunset and a sunrise a couple of days apart during a shoot in theEastern Sierrain October.

Mono  Lake is located on Hwy 395 at the Town of Lee Vining where Highway 120 and the Tioga Pass lead into Yosemite National Park. Like many wonderful photographic locations it only is worth shooting at sunrise or sunset. The formations are mundane during mid-day.

It's hard to find a new perspective on these remarkable formation, called Tufas, but the 4,000 foot altitude produces light of exceptional clarity and colour and so every day is unique.

Taken with a 40mm Schneider Super Angulon on Kodak 100VS film. ACokin Blue/Yellow polarizerwas used.

Photographer at Mono Lake, 1999

We were joined on our shoot for a few days by Las Vegas based large forma...

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