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Mono Lake at Dawn
Posted By: heliphoto, 10-04-2009, 04:48 PM

I did a marathon photo trip yesterday to the eastern Sierra Nevada... Here's the first of many posts (it's gonna take a while to go through all these shots )...


K20D & Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 @ 70mm
ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/125

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Nice shot. I have stopped at the same spot to take a photo of Mono Lake on several occasions, but never for the sunrise.
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Nice image. I've traveled this highway for years and still am amazed by it's beauty every time. Did you go up to Tuolumne or stay on 395?
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Looks like one for HDR.
The tonal range makes it hard to retain detail but well done with this capture.

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QuoteOriginally posted by xs400 Quote
Nice shot. I have stopped at the same spot to take a photo of Mono Lake on several occasions, but never for the sunrise.
I bet you've ridden your bike through here before Frank... I didn't think I'd make it all the way to Mono Lake for sunrise, but I made good time...

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Nice image. I've traveled this highway for years and still am amazed by it's beauty every time. Did you go up to Tuolumne or stay on 395?
Thanks - I know what you mean about the amazing beauty... I have trouble not crashing as I drive 395 - so hard to keep your eyes on the road (especially during ski season - so much epic terrain!) As to your question re: Tuolumne - I didn't make it up to Tuolumne Meadows or TP, but I did hit Lundy Lake and the Virginia Lakes area (with a tour through Green Creek), also the South Tufa at Mono Lake and some unintended four wheeling between Mono Lake and Bodie (never did make it to Bodie - too many dead ends)... I did head over Sonora Pass to Tuolumne County (where I live )

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Looks like one for HDR.
The tonal range makes it hard to retain detail but well done with this capture.
Thanks for commenting Ash - Everytime I shoot and process for HDR, I end up upping the contrast on the final result until the image could be produced with a normal exposure . I don't know what's wrong with me, but I just don't like the HDR look. On this shot, I've upped the contrast with curves and levels adjustments - reducing the DR (too much? overprocessed?).
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