Le Tho Giao  

Tufas, Mono Lake by Le Tho Giao

October 2019 - Tufas, Mono Lake

October 2019 - Le Tho Giao


About the Image(s)

This group of tufas on Mono Lake is one of the large one around. I took this photo at 6:00PM in October last year, and it was already dark when I got there. I took it with a Nikon D750, Signma 28-70mm 2.8 @48mm, f/8, 20sec, -.03EV. The photo is cropped from the original to eliminate empty space above and below the tufas. Adjustments were made in LR CC to bring out details of the tufas.

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7 comments posted

Richard White   Richard White
Le, a nice shot after dark. Sorry to see you arrived after sunset. Were you able to spend the night and get morning photos?   Posted: 10/09/2019 19:06:50

Le Tho Giao   Le Tho Giao
Thank you Richard for your comment. No, I had to leave early (4:00AM) for the sunrise at Convict Lake the following morning! I will return to Lee Vining later on this month and hope to catch some sunset/sunrise at Mono lake.   Posted: 10/09/2019 21:09:45

Michael Jack   Michael Jack
I like the way you cropped this image, the evening color palette and the detail you were able to bring out in the rock structure. The choice of a long exposure had a nice effect on the water. My only suggestions would be to heal out the two spots of light on the right and if possible, add a bit of magenta to pick up on the twilight color.   Posted: 10/10/2019 15:13:52

Jyoti Sarkar
Last summer Mono Lake was in my itinerary but Tiago Pass was closed, so we skipped this area for later year. The evening color came out good but I am sure sunrise or sunset around that area will be stunning. Good photography.   Posted: 10/10/2019 22:57:52

George R Phile   George R Phile
Le, This is a really good shot after dark. I like the smooth water the long exposure gives you. The rock spire at the center left of the image kept drawing my eye to it and I might want to crop it out. I like the blues in the island and center foreshore. Again, A really good shot.   Posted: 10/12/2019 09:16:18

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
Even if shot after dark, the image has drama. I like the blue palette that gives it calmness. If you slightly light paint i.e. make the light areas lighter and the dark area darker by using the brush in Lightroom, you may simulate some directional light.

  Posted: 10/14/2019 23:57:20

Bill Peake   Bill Peake
Really nice shot! I like the crop and the image has a lot of drama.   Posted: 10/21/2019 15:45:56