Margaret Sprott, APSA  


MONO LAKE by Margaret Sprott, APSA

October 2020 - MONO LAKE

About the Image(s)

While visiting Yosemite in the summer of 2019 we went to Mono Lake for a day. It was quite hot but the formations in the lake were very interesting. I post-processed in Lightroom to get the colors a little brighter and increased the clarity and vibrance and then cropped it a little


12 comments posted




Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Love the colors and textures in this photo. It is a very inviting photo and makes me want to be there. Great capture!   Posted: 10/05/2020 16:31:54
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
Thanks! I needed this. Hope you are doing OK.   Posted: 10/05/2020 18:29:12
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Yes I am. I have full range of motion. It will be 8 weeks tomorrow and I just need to work on strength. Thanks for asking!   Posted: 10/05/2020 18:46:38
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
Wonderful! You must have followed orders very well.   Posted: 10/05/2020 20:21:13



Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
To the letter! I want to get back on tennis court!🎾   Posted: 10/05/2020 20:52:50
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Jamie, did you get injured playing? I understand wanting to get back to the court. I never played tennis, but I'm hooked on pickleball.   Posted: 10/06/2020 09:19:03



Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Margaret, I love this photo and the interesting way you framed it with the rock formations. Love all the colors and the beautiful sky. I was there once, but the weather was not good. The only thing I noticed was that to me the colors seem a little over saturated. What camera and lens did you use?   Posted: 10/06/2020 09:16:11
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I used my Nikon D5300 with an 18-400mm lens with a polarizer and shot it at ISO 800, 50mm, 1/160, f/18. We were traveling light so I did not have a tripod. I usually post process in Lightroom but for some reason only used PhotoShop this time. It was a very bright sunny day and I had probably overexposed it so I probably decreased the exposure some. I don't remember if I increased the saturation but I usually only use the first 4-5 things in the adjustment parts of PS. I did crop it a little and may have increased the contrast.   Posted: 10/06/2020 09:39:28



Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
I really like how the front tufa anchors the frame and the way it leads you into the frame. Nicely done.   Posted: 10/06/2020 10:59:52
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
Thank you!   Posted: 10/06/2020 11:21:35



Emily Kawasaki   Emily Kawasaki
Margaret, I love the different layers in the image. It reminds me of the different parts of a stage (like the curtains that separate the backstage, center stage, front stage etc.). The combination of the ridges of the mountains, the soft blue sky, the rippled green water, and the beige, craggy tufas is visually striking and creates an interesting contrast. Yet, all the elements work together and create a beautiful composition. Great shot!   Posted: 10/16/2020 13:13:09
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
Thank you!   Posted: 10/16/2020 13:34:37



 

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