Planet Mono (2 photos)

After arriving in Lee Vining in the afternoon, freshening up and an early dinner, I drove down to Mono Lake’s South Tufa area. I had previously visited this fascinating place (I think I mentioned here and there already that I love the Mono Basin, did I?;-) and just wanted to see it again.

The place was teeming with photographers, which was a bit unfortunate because it was not easy to avoid having one of them in the frame. It turned out though that I made more photos than I had anticipated – the rest of the images will be black & white, so here’s a color single to begin with:

Planet Mono -- Mono Lake South Tufa at dusk, Lee Vining, California, United States
Planet Mono — Mono Lake South Tufa at dusk, Lee Vining, CA. August 2015.

As it is often the case when working a scene, one ends up with different takes that are equally interesting – here’s a frame with a more conventional 3:2 framing and different processing:

South Tufa at dusk, Mono Lake, Lee Vining, California
Planet Mono Blue — South Tufa at dusk, Mono Lake, Lee Vining, California. August 2015.

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