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Added 3, I missed

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Tenaya Lake by Coast




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Stand Alone by Coast

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Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Wow wow wow what a beautiful place this is. On my bucket list

Thanks, hope you make it, Michel
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One of the things I wanted to mention before we left the Valley. It's not unusual to see bears if you're not on the valley floor itself. It takes one aback at first. They will probably be sitting up in the middle of a small field eating and they can be 50 feet away and totally oblivious to a crowd of people staring at them, taking their picture. Its as if humans don't even register on their radar They aren't big bears but still

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Mono Lake, The 1,000,000's of year old remnant of the Great Basin sea that covered what is now Nevada. Known for its unusual and plentiful tufa formations

77. Caught it just time for its spring colorful bloom

Mono Lake by Coast




78. the fauna is called sagebrush and when it withers and blows away the cowboys called it "Tumbleweed"

Mono Lake


79. the tufa up close

Mono Lake




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84. don't know who that is, but one heck of a view

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85. the Lake

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86. Volcanoes everywhere

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87. I do know who that is

Mono Lake by Coast, on Flickr




88. the Lake, cinder cones and all

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89. a lot of beauty, wonderment, peace and serenity

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91. the little bugs in the water are brine fly's that eat up the salt and are food for the many birds

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I've got about 10 more Mono Lakes. I'll try to finish up tomorrow
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Hi Joseph,

Thanks for the continuing 'tor' of California and Mono Lake especially; it is, indeed, a special place and one I keep on making a note to go and visit but we haven't quite made it yet.

It's interesting to see this from all those years ago - I suspect from what I've read that the lake itself is now significantly lower than it was (though, perhaps, the recent heavy rains may have replenished it somewhat) and the tufa towers are not as 'outstanding' as they used to be? A visit would definitely be needed!

Out of all the images, the one that took my eye immediately in every sense was the first one - it's a different 'take' on the location and narrowing down the DoF to just select a small section of the sagebrush works really, really well for me - there's the vague hint of the towers in the background to locate the scene but I like the layering effect you've bought to this shot a lot.

Of the others, I like the tufa details as well, together with #87 where you use the boardwalk to good effect in taking us into the heart of the shot - the almost panoramic view it then affords works well to cap that off. I suspect you could lose a little off the top of that shot to really emphasis the lead in?

Overall, though, it's a really pleasing series of images to date and, as I may have mentioned, is a memory 'tick' to encourage us to return to that part of the USA sometime soon.

Thanks for sharing these and take care.

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Thanks Neil, yes there is a lot of peace in these places. Your surrounded by Nature at its best
Thats my favorite part of this photography, being there and photographing it
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Continuing and ending Mono Lake

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Mono Lake by Coast




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Yosemite Thru the Years Il--Tioga Pass to Mono Lake by Coast




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Yosemite Thru the Years Il--Tioga Pass to Mono Lake, Sierra Nevada's by Coast




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Mono Lake by Coast




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99.These next 3 are from my most recent trip there 2021

Mono Lake 2021 panorama by Coast









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101. the above 2 were with my 70-350, this one with my ultra wide. I Love my little ultra wide💜

Mono Lake by Coast




102. this is a 1983 photo I took for some reason became a much viewed flickr

Mono Lake, east Yosemite, Sierra Nevada. 40 yr old photo by Coast




103. You all know I just had to do one of these photos, specially here at Mono

Mono Lake by Coast
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I'm going to make an addendum continuation chapter to this here. I'll be calling "the Real Sierra Nevada"
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Is the last one (#103) a composite image? The ground (and lake) seems to have daylight colours and then there is that nice colourful starry night sky, so the combination does look somewhat unnatural...
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Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

so the combination does look somewhat unnatural...

Agree, but to me this makes it also looks great
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Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

so the combination does look somewhat unnatural...

Agree, but to me this makes it also looks great
Hmmm, looking at this kind of picture, to me, it feels off. TBH I sometimes see pictures that are not composites, that feel off nonetheless. To me, it is trying to hard and I prefer pictures that look like you can be standing there.

But, if you like making it and people considering it great: well done!
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Thank you guys,
the photo is just me playing around as I sometimes do, not meant to be a real picture as I eluded in the caption above it
When I am at a particularly spectacular place like Mono I like to emphasis it with a selected "sky replacement"

Hope it worked
Thanks again for viewing all
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It certainly worked and as long as you enjoy it, I am all in favour of it!
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Thank you, I hope it's still OK to have "Fun"
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This is the finale "the Real Sierra Nevada"

Most folks never see this side of the Sierra's. They come from the west or south and it's very different. The eastern half is still growing. It is America's greatest mountain range, 400 miles long, it gets the most snowfall of the lower 48. It has many of our natures jewels, Lake Tahoe, almost equals Yosemite, our largest alpine lake w our clearest water, Mt Whitney the tallest mountain, our oldest living tree, the largest tree in the world in Sequoia National Park, Devils Postpile National Monument which has the same postpile features Devil Tower has in Wyoming and on and on and on.
Ending with the largest gold deposits in the lower 48
1. the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range from Bishop, one of California's best unknown towns


Sierra Nevada by Coast




2. When you come to the fork in the road...Take it!

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4. the Majestic Sierra's

Eastern Sierra Nevada's, "God's Country" by Coast




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15. Next stop...Tahoe!

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16. some small local Sierra Nevada town photos

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18. small western town court house

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Independence Day by Coast




20. Mt Whitney

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21. OK, I couldn't help myself

The End by Coast

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