Early morning of solitude
Mono Lake on Christmas Day
Christmas Day arrived.
It would have been quite a bit of an understatement if I said it was cold… No, seriously. It was pitch black dark when I woke up, and at 21°F (-6°C) I was getting ready for the morning photo shoot.
You gotta do what you gotta do, like they say, right? I grabbed my gear and headed for the lake.
It was quite overcast, so I knew that the sky would not light up. Well, not only did it turn out to be the case but also it wasn’t getting any warmer for a while. I was busy keeping my hands warm between the shots. Oh well, what can you do? That’s how Mother Nature wanted it that morning.
It was not too windy, but it did not mean that the water calm. So, I ended up shooting quite a few per composition till I saw the decent reflections of the Tufa towers.
But then again, I was also enjoying the early morning of solitude (yes, not a single soul was at the lake that early) quite a bit. It was one of the reasons why I drove all the way out there.
Mono Lake, CA
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