Monday, October 11, 2010
Yesterday was a very long day. It started at around 4AM which is when I went out to Mono Lake to photograph tufas with the stars. I then set up and started the wait for sunrise. The above image was taken just before sunrise (around 6:50 AM) and really its those predawn colors that make the image.
I then took another image just as the sun had risen (around 7:10 AM) and started to light up the mountains. Even with graduated neutral density filters its difficult to get good tones on both the mountains and the tufas.
Its amazing to think that the light changes so much in just 20 minutes.
We also went to Bodie for an afternoon shoot, then photographed colorful Aspens at Conway Summit and finally ended the day at Olmstead Point. It was 11:30 by the time I got home. I made several decent images on this trip but nothing really spectacular, will definitely have to return.