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Mono Morning


Posted by Jens Peermann on Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:21 am

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The tufa at Mono Lake is actually a dirty, grayish white. But the early morning sun can fix that by bathing it in hues of orange.

In-camera JPEG. I currently just don't have the time to process RAWs (and the backlog is huge).

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by david fletcher on Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:27 pm
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Superb framing and quality Jens. Gorgeous light!
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by ADKShooter on Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:44 pm
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Love the lighting and the overall balance of the composition. Terrific texture as well.
 

by John Labrenz on Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:28 pm
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awesome light that makes the tufa pop!
nice attention to comp here as well.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:37 pm
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Great light-so interesting how something dull can be so beautifully transformed. Excellent composition as well.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:33 am
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The light really has added so much to the texture and mood here, Jens!

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by Peter Ireland on Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:38 am
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As you yourself mentioned, the soft light really makes the image stand out. A nicely executed shot!
 

by Dean McLeod on Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:40 am
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Perfectly balanced composition Jens, and that light is superb.
 

by Alan Melle on Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:57 am
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The tufa formations at Mono lake are amazing. Very nice composition and great light with a complementary sky.
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by Jens Peermann on Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:54 am
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Thank you all for your comments on this picture. They make me feel rewarded, particularly since most of them mention the composition.

I have not been doing much photography over the past two years because I had come to a creative dead end. It made me think a lot about what photography is, what it wants and needs to accomplish, and what is important about it. I eventually arrived at the conclusion that the most important part of a picture is not so much the subject but the composition; that arrangement of lines and shapes complemented by a color harmony. It's what presents the subject and makes it attractive, and even the most spectacular or sensational subject cannot compensate for a poor presentation.

So I practiced a lot, often just using my phone, and sometimes even ignoring the subject. I often surprised myself with the results I got by really paying attention to the composition. I then decided to replace the ball head on my tripod with a geared pan head and went to Mono Lake for a tryout. Your reaction to the result confirms that I am on the right path and encourages me to continue on that way.

Thank you again for the great help you gave by just typing a few words. Much appreciated.
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