Sunset Lake

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    In the summer, I took a road trip with my dad from Reno, NV to San Francisco, CA. We took a few stops on the way (how could you not?!). One of them was Mammoth Lakes, CA.

    While eating dinner at a nearby restaurant, we overheard the family next to us talking about a bear they saw while fishing at the lakes earlier in the day. After asking where they saw this bear, we set out to find a few. We don't get too many bears out in Chicago, so we were really hoping to see one :)

    We drove around Lake Mary (the purdy one in the photo XD) and a few of the other lakes. We didn't come across any bears, but we did see a coyote :D

    Once it got dark, we drove into a small clearing, which is more commonly referred to as a parking lot to see the stars.
    There are very few places where you can see the stars like that, none of which include places in the Chicago area.
    It was amazing... there were stars absolutely everywhere, spanding from the treetops on one side to the mountains on the other. We even saw more shooting stars than we could count. In Chicago, you only see shooting stars in Rainforest Cafe! Even in the middle of a cornfield in Indiana, we've never seen a shooting star. Nowadays, you have to get pretty far out there to even discern several major constellations.

    Mammoth Lakes is pretty darn far out there, but pwns just about any Midwest cornfield!

    Gwencallon, er_arunthakur, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. littledaii 64 months ago | reply

      wow ! nice!! :D

    2. Sunsetcatsmusic 54 months ago | reply

      So many amazing pictures on Flickr, and this is one of them.

    3. TheNatureDude 53 months ago | reply

      Stunning photo! What amazing light!

    4. Cameron Keith 52 months ago | reply

      Love the color in this shot - thanks for sharing !

    5. Maas93 50 months ago | reply

      Perfect shot ! I have a L10 and i never cant this kind of picture in the nigth, can you tell me how did you get that please ! In wich mode did you take it or what did you do with the camera, i hope your answer g bye

    6. soyrwoo 50 months ago | reply

      Matiasabughoshsabat: Thank you!
      This photo was taken nearly three years ago, so I can't remember exactly how took it, but I almost always had my camera on the regular shooting mode. This scene was exactly opposite of the sunset, so it received more light than the mountains in the direction of the sun.

      Minor levels and saturation editing in Photoshop helped a lot, too; the original photo was much duller than the actual landscape :)

    7. Maas93 50 months ago | reply

      Ok thanks ! I Like so much this photo see my photos of a sunset in a beach ;)

    8. Cristina Montes 46 months ago | reply

      Love this! It looks 3D.

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    10. TravellingTheBLU26 41 months ago | reply

      Delightful detail and colors!
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