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darrelltgonzales October 13, 2015
Great colors throughout this image. Nice capture
 
lisaelmer November 02, 2015
beautiful!
 
Jakers2011 November 10, 2015
Great colors. Love the long exposure on this.

Mono Lake Sunrise



This image was taken at mono lake at sunrise. I got up early with two other friends and headed to the lake. When we got there, we enjoyed the company of about 2...
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This image was taken at mono lake at sunrise. I got up early with two other friends and headed to the lake. When we got there, we enjoyed the company of about 20 other photographers.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Mono Lake in California, after a Sierra Club hiking/photography trip to 1000 Islands Lake.
Time
This photo was taken at sunrise. Two other members from the trip and I got up early to go to the lake for a sunrise photo. As we were walking to find a good spot, the pinks in the sky were already developing. We finally reached the edge of the lake and found about 15 other photographers already there taking pictures! Talk about a photo op site!
Lighting
The sunrise colors on this morning were amazing. The reflection of the colors on the water just enhanced the image. The golden hour ( around sunrise and sunset ) is king!
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon SL1 camera and a Tamron 16-300mm lens. It was taken at 16mm at f/20 for 30 sec at ISO100. I used a MeFoto tripod and a neutral density filter.
Inspiration
One fellow hiker on the trip knew three of us were staying on a couple of days to go to Yosemite. He suggested we stop at Mono Lake for sunrise, as it is a very photographic spot. He was correct!
Editing
I utilized Lightroom in my post processing, bringing out the highlights and shadows, increasing vibrance, and lightening the foreground by adding a graduated filter.
In my camera bag
When I am hiking I want light weight and simple. I take my Canon SL1 due to it being one of the lightest SLR cameras. To keep it simple, I prefer carrying one lens. By utilizing the Tamron 16-300mm I get a full focal range. In addition I carry my neutral density filter, circular polarizer filter, and tripod. Finally, I take extra batteries and cards.
Feedback
Give yourself plenty of time to prepare by arriving early; the sunrise moves fast! Because you are using a long shutter speed, you need a tripod and neutral density filter to achieve the smooth water and clouds. And don't forget to enjoy the moment of beauty!

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