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    Mono Lake is a different environment.
    Nay
    A different planet.

    That was my first impression upon seeing the tall rugged tufa spires rising out of the churning waters of Mono Lake

    The impressive structures combined with the snow capped Sierras in the background etched a powerful image in my mind. So alien, so different and so contrasting from the scenes of Bay Area.

    Was it worth the 6 hour drive to get there?
    Was it worth speeding along US 395 to capture the last of the sunlight?
    Was it worth waking up at 4:30am on a freezing morning to capture the stillness of scene?
    Yes, Yes and YES

    I need to pay a visit in the winter.

    The above shot was taken a few minutes after sunrise at the South Tufa

    Sheer Bliss

    Mono Lake
    CA USA

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    1. CONOR LEDWITH 83 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Golden Globe 1 Awards (Post 1 - Award 3) COMPETITION - TREES, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      impressive place

    2. leapin26 83 months ago | reply

      great shot of Mono!

      don't be getting any speeding tickets though. then you'd miss the sunset for sure.

    3. satosphere 83 months ago | reply

      @Raveges, ScarletFaerie, Thanks
      @Leon: No - was still within controllable limits. I was just lucky, I guess.

    4. chaybert (Brian Rueb) 83 months ago | reply

      NIce....great spot.

    5. Fabrette 83 months ago | reply

      Wonderful! Very vivid colours!


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    6. Giorgos~ 83 months ago | reply

      OMG! What a beauty!

    7. satosphere 83 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the comments

    8. The Man in Red 83 months ago | reply

      very nice, the water is nice and calm...great reflection and colors...I hear the road is closed in winter so you might have to snowshoe in...but I bet it would be worth it for the solitude alone, because in the fall that place gets packed for sunrise/sunset

    9. FrenchLandscapes 83 months ago | reply


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    10. fede_gen88 83 months ago | reply

      What an impressive place! Wow!

    11. satosphere 83 months ago | reply

      @jeppmet - I may try a visit in the fall.
      @FrenchLandscapes, thanks for the invite.
      @Federica. thanks for the comment

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    13. dnieper 83 months ago | reply

      Fantastico reflejo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado Sube lo que quieras-Upload any picture you like!(Post1-Comment1) y nos encantaría agregar esto al grupo.

    15. cflagura 82 months ago | reply

      When nature is at peace... you will see its splendour... great shot!!!

    16. coyote- 82 months ago | reply

      Vaya maravilla de foto. Enhorabuena.
      Un saludo

    17. Mark Gimelli 82 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot.....surreal landscape...fantastic!!


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    18. satosphere 82 months ago | reply

      Thanks for your comments.

    19. hiron88 78 months ago | reply

      Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato IL PIU' BELLO!. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

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