Another twilight shot of Mono Lake. Long exposure style.
It was a long drive out to Mono Lake that started at 4AM from Vegas (with several stops along the way). I arrived about 1500hrs and took some long exposure shots, and snapped a few pics of birds and headed back to the parking area for a break.
Initially, the overcast at 1630hrs looked like there wasn’t going to be much color during the sunset. By 1800 the sky had cleared somewhat, with patches of blue. Another photographer stated he seen some magenta rainbow on the edges of the clouds. And sure enough, there was color starting to take form. Thus, I finished up my dinner, and headed back out the South Tufa for the sunset and twilight. Not many people were out, just 3, and a few groups of 2 to 4 people that were there for the hike and selfies. And they didn’t stay for the sunset. But, just as the sun set, a large group of photographers (about 12) showed up, with full on Landscape gear, large filters, tripods, back packs, and huge DSLRs. They got there right on time, as the sky put on a color show. As it turns out, this was the highlight of my road trip. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this kind of colorful sunset. I also shot some 4K video of the sunset which presents a true color of the sky that evening.
Here’s the link to the video: youtu.be/CL-0P8BWttw
Thanks for viewing.
Tagged: , Mono Lake , Landscape , Panorama , Long Exposure