Mono Lake Tufa Formations. 18 Minutes . Thank You for 200,000+ Visits
Thank you for 200,000+ visits! Having photographed at Night since 1976, it is gratifying to me that so many have checked in to have a look at this site and that there are now, so many photographers having a go at photographing at Night.
To learn and to keep informed about Night Photography, please check in with the #1 Night Photography site: www.thenocturnes.com. It is a repository of what is happening and also delves into the history of Night Photography.
Please check out: www.darknessdarkness.com if you have not already. After closing at Harvard University, the show will open at the Boston Convention Center May 28th and run through 31 August. New artists have been added including my friend, Michael Kenna.
>>>TUFA: a porous rock composed of calcium carbonate and formed by precipitation from water, e.g., around mineral springs.
Mono Lake is a majestic body of water covering about 65 square miles. It is an ancient lake, over 1 million years old -- one of the oldest lakes in North America. It has no outlet.
Throughout its long existence, salts and minerals have washed into the lake from Eastern Sierra streams. Freshwater evaporating from the lake each year has left the salts and minerals behind so that the lake is now about 2 1/2 times as salty and 80 times as alkaline as the ocean.
Full Moon - 18 Minute Exposure.
This famous Tufa Formation is again mostly under water due to the success of the "Save Mono Lake" Committeee, which legally forced Los Angeles to finally stop diverting most of the water that flows into Mono Lake.