A flashback to our 24 day road trip this summer, this time to Mono Lake:
Sometimes I forget just how epic some of the sunsets I’ve witnessed truly were. This is one of those. As I was going through my unprocessed images today looking for some new material to go through, I found this. In artistically processing this one, I decided to let the highlights blow out, because the light that night was truly extreme, and deserves to be shown as such. It was a mind-glowingly powerful sunset, one of those you can’t believe you are actually there and blessed to witness.
We stayed in a cabin in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains for about a week near the end of the trip. Whenever I stay in the Eastern Sierra, I love to visit Mono Lake. The exposed "tufa" formations here are always fun to work with, and this time I decided to explore further into the backcountry than I had before, so I drove along some of the 4x4 back roads that circumnavigate the lake and stopped anywhere that looked promising to explore.
These little formations are about 3 feet tall, and are made of solidified minerals and were created by the action of underwater mineral springs, and later exposed by receding lake levels caused by overuse of water by the City of Los Angeles. This lake is relied on by over a million birds and countless other wildlife.