Hello everyone! Welcome to this month’s Wandering Camera. Today I would like to share a few more photos from our last camping trip. Mono Lake in the eastern Sierra is a very special place. Its fascinating geology lends to its beauty. I was a novice photographer when I was there the last time during sunrise many years ago and that left an impression on me. Now, years later, it was time to revisit and refresh that memory.
Last month I shared photos of a spontaneous visit to one of the many glacial lakes in the High Sierras during the sunset hour. It was a magical hour. Not quite so spontaneous, we headed out next morning toward Mono Lake for the sunrise.
In September, High Sierra mornings are already very cold. Since we were going to be standing still by the lakeside for photography, we bundled up in layers of warm clothing and drove out in the darkness.
The cold air, the gentle lapping of water on the shore, the peach and cream sky and the intensely blue lake interspersed by the Tufa all combined to make the place look very otherworldly.
Unlike the sunset of the night before which unfolded over the course of an hour, the sunrise was a much briefer affair. We left shortly thereafter with a dazed head from this ethereal early morning affair.
Next week is a holiday week here in the US, so I am posting this month’s Wandering Camera a week early.
Thank you so much for sharing a little bit about where you live in the comments last month. I not only loved reading them, I even made a few travel notes. If you are in the US, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving next week. If you are elsewhere, I wish you a wonderful week.
Will you be starting with early holiday shopping or do you have other plans for the Friday after Thanksgiving? I will be visiting a redwood forest that I have not been to before.
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