stealing the last sunlight

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    It was a very last minute decision to visit Mono Lake after a full day skiing at Mammoth. The Lake is ~30 miles northeast of the resort, and we were considering dropping by the next morning on our way back to SD (a little detour from our 7-hour drive). I was woefully under-prepared for a more serious photo trip, brought my XTi instead of 7D and left my ND filter at home. Luckily we got there before sunset but finding the mountains to the west blocking the sun on its way down. Nevertheless as the sun dropped behind the Sierra range, it colored part of the western sky and painted this tiny pool by the Lake bright pink.

    I took a series of photos of this scene with the intention of HDR, but ended up liking this single shot with some LR basic adjustments most. I will post more Mono Lake photos in upcoming postings.

    10-22mm @ 22mm; f/11; ISO100; +1EV; 1s; Circular Polarizer. And check out the larger version by clicking on the image.

    LeapFrog (Art), MattyD90, *Corrie*, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. creationniall 49 months ago | reply

      Wonderful sunset, the lake and snow hills. Very nice colors

    2. STS Photography [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      Excellent - Well Done!
      *Free Narure*


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    3. ronnie.yip 49 months ago | reply

      amazing colours!

    4. Funchye 49 months ago | reply

      A really great capture of the last sunlight! So nice colours and a very beautiful landscape!

    5. Edus22 49 months ago | reply

      This is really


    6. bamboosage 49 months ago | reply

      This is awe inspiring. Great blue hour capture.

    7. Elaine31 49 months ago | reply

      This is really


    8. PHOTOROTA 49 months ago | reply

      Extremely beautiful capture.

    9. njchow82 49 months ago | reply

      My Hat's Off to You!!
      Very Well Done!!


    10. Meremail 49 months ago | reply

      Exceptional view of the world. It looks slightly surreal, but I accept that it isn't. Well worth the effort.

    11. Vin PSK 49 months ago | reply

      beautiful landscape & awesome colour & lighting!!

    12. William Flowers 49 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous color!

    13. Ravi Pinisetti 49 months ago | reply

      this is utter beauty... ! very serene... lovely colors

    14. lareecb 49 months ago | reply

      *whew* absolutely wonderful!

    15. Andy Brandl ( 49 months ago | reply

      Beautiful light, I like the bizarre rock formation - interesting place you have there! And man does it look frosty!! Wouldn´t want to be there after nightfall!

    16. *karla 49 months ago | reply

      what a scene you captured here, fascinating.....

    17. shehan365 49 months ago | reply

      nice work in capturing the colors!

    18. Surione Photography 48 months ago | reply

      Amazing colors and landscape

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