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Re-visiting January

I went back through some of my shots from this month.  I didn’t get out very much, and here it is almost February.  I only have 3 days of shooting for the whole month, which is pretty sad.  But, I got some really nice images, and I had good fun on each outing, so I’m happy. 

Here’s a couple more from earlier this month that I overlooked the first time around…

Farmer’s Pond is a favorite location of mine.  I visit often.  I took this one on a day that I had devoted to B&W, and for some reason, I never even tried processing one of them in color.  This one came out decent.

This one was taken on an excellent day, filled with several really good shots, and just got overlooked in processing.

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Why I Live in the Desert

I don’t like the cold.  I don’t like the snow.  I don’t like the wind.  I don’t like ice.  But I LOVE taking B&W photos of these conditions.  So my friend Rich and I grabbed our gear and headed to the mountains…

60-65mph winds where I am standing are strong enough to blow me back, let alone the tripod.  I was forced to hold tight to the tripod legs, and wait for a break in the wind to take a shot.  I got pretty lucky, to be perfectly honest…

First Stop--Crowley Lake

You can see the snow plumes coming off the mountains.  Rich was trying to capture the snow and ice particles as they were blown across the surface of the ice.  I was just trying to wait out the wind gusts, and snap pictures in between.  I was actually standing next to a low toy-hauler trailer to block the wind for this one…

Brrr...

Further up we go, looking for great light and wind protection.  Mother Nature wasn’t having it…

Man, alive…the winds coming across Convict were even worse than those at Crowley.  And with the entire surface of the lake a sheet of ice, it was whipping up ice and snow particles strong enough to sand blast a car, I think.  A couple of quick hand-held shots, and we were outta there…

Next Stop--Convict Lake

When we finally arrived at our ultimate destination, the winds had died down, the clouds had broken up, and it turned into a rather pleasant couple of hours…

Reflections at Mono Lake

South Tufa Reflections

Tufa Reflections

 

Mono was gorgeous.  We were hoping to catch the freezing fog, but unfortunately, we got there just in time to watch it pull back off the lake, and break up into to nothing on the northern shore.  But the sun was warm, the wind was gone, and a good time was had by all.  What else could you ask for?

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Convict Lake

I love Mt. Morrison.  I mean…considering we share the same last name, it’s only fitting that I be heavily drawn to it.  For some reason, though, I’ve never photographed it before last night.  I have no idea why that is…

Anyhow, John and I went up to Convict to try and get a few nice sunset shots. As it turned out, the color was dull, there was very little cloud activity, and shooting from the trail around Convict is anything but easy.  But I managed…

Mt. Mono Jim and Mt. Morrison

My New Favorite

I love the shot above.  Sometimes, everything just comes together in the single click of a shutter, and you get “The Shot”.  That’s what I think I have in the shot above.

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