View from Hwy 395 South, Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mono Lake is an extremely saline lake in the California desert. It forms large, standing, chemical towers called "tuffa" through the process of evaporation of the lake's meager water in the dry air. The lake is host to over 2 million migratory birds during various seasons of the year; owing to its rich algae bloom which feeds trillions of brine shrimp and alkali-loving flies, which provide a rich source of food for the birds.
I have been traveling for close to two months now in a travel trailer - primarily visiting with family and friends in California. Haven't had much time for photography but when I saw this, I had to stop and capture it. The time of day could not have been better to capture the grandeur of this view.
Canon 5D MkII camera with Canon EF 17-40mm f4 L USM Superwide Lens. Exposure - 1/250th/Sec @ f11 100ISO. 5 single-shot panorama. Focal length for these shots was 20mm.
Processed using FastStone Editor/Viewer, Dynamic Photo HDR, Adobe Camera Raw 6, Photoshop CS5, and Topaz Re-mask 3.
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