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Amazing Sky, South Tufa



An amazing sky, just before sunset at the South Tufa of Mono Lake.

An amazing sky, just before sunset at the South Tufa of Mono Lake.
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14 Comments | Report
gek1701
 
gek1701 January 14, 2015
Super photo!!
stevealbano PRO
stevealbano January 14, 2015
Thanks!
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography January 26, 2015
Yes, definitely "Amazing"
stevealbano PRO
stevealbano January 27, 2015
It really was one of the most amazing sunsets I've seen at Mono Lake.
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold February 13, 2015
Amazing capture!
terryc PRO+
 
terryc February 15, 2015
Beautiful light!
fotogalmexican
 
fotogalmexican February 26, 2015
wow
Daisy00 Premium
 
Daisy00 May 25, 2015
geeez, another WOW!
FaithPhotography
 
FaithPhotography October 16, 2015
Beautiful
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 November 27, 2015
Amazing shot!!
terrysigns13
 
terrysigns13 November 28, 2015
Wow! This is so "other worldly" Bizaar sky and landscape!
SteBil30 PRO
 
SteBil30 March 28, 2016
Gee my tufas don't look half as futuristic. Incredible job, well done!
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic June 04, 2016
Beautiful photo! Good luck in Battle of advanced!
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stevealbano June 05, 2016
Thank you!
Beno62 PRO+
 
Beno62 June 26, 2016
I'm awestruck! Beautiful!
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography October 28, 2016
like it!
stevealbano PRO
stevealbano October 28, 2016
Thank you!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 18, 2018
Very nicely done / Voted

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Behind The Lens

Location
This is Mono Lake's South Tufa Reserve.
Time
Just before sunset.
Lighting
The cloud formations were fantastic even before the sun started to set. Sometime you just don't know if a sunset is going to be a hit or a miss. This time I was sure that it would be a hit. As time went on and the sun started to set the show just got better.
Equipment
I was still using my Canon gear at the time (60D) on a tripod.
Inspiration
The location by itself is inspiring. Mono Lake can be a wonderful place for photography any time of day, but can really be special at sunrise or sunset.
Editing
Yes, I generally post process all of my photos and this is no exception. The exact details escape me, but I use a combination of Photoshop and Perfect Effects for all of my RAW files.
In my camera bag
At the time I had my Canon 60D and assortment of Canon Lenses, along with my very heavy tripod. Since then I've reduced my photo equipment footprint and shoot with smaller M43 Olympus equipment and most recently the wonderfully versatile Panasonic FZ1000.
Feedback
Since this was done at sunset, my usual advice of getting your butt out of bed doesn't apply. In this case, you need to be on site and ready to go well before sunset. If you are at a popular place like Mono Lake, be sure to bring your patience with you. It's amazing how quickly it can get crowded, and how rude other photographers can be. In spite of this, pick your spot but don't forget to look around you, including behind you. You may find something has changed with the lighting and turned a blah scene into something exciting!

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