Monday, November 30, 2009

ABC Wednesday & Skywatch Friday: T for Tufa

As we showed in our last post of Sunset of South Tufa at Mono Lake of Eastern Sierra, we have to catch the light in order to make the tufa more dramatic. We went back the next morning and tried to photograph them under the morning sun. Here, the sun just came up and bathed the tufa and the sky in glorious red color.

Very quickly, the light changed. Here we have the tufa in front of the snow capped Sierra Mountain, both reflected on the very calm blue lake surface.

Here is the same tufa as we shown in our last blog under the sunset, it was now under the morning sun and perfect blue sky, a very different image.

Our blogging friend J commented that she would love to go out on the Mono Lake on a boat. That was exactly what we did, went out on the lake in a canoe. It just happened that day, October 24, was International Day of Climate Change organized by 350.org. Over 5200 events at 181 countries came together. In each event, people tried to use their own means to form the number "350". The means of Mono Lake Committee was to have 18 boats assembling the number "350" on the lake. You can see the photo here. Well, we were part of the group in the picture. It has made our trip more meaningful and also allowed us to have a chance to view the tufa out on the lake. Grace was sitting so low in the canoe, she really had a view of the tufa at water level.

To bring the climate change impact more at home, as we were assembling the canoe for the "350", a forest fire was raging at a distant Sierra Mountain top.

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29 comments:

kRiZ cPEc said...

wow, all these shots just make me go wow!

SandyCarlson said...

Very dramatic, very beautiful. So new to me!

J said...

I wouldn't be so sure. The beauty of the program is that is is part time and by distance learning, so you can do it from anywhere in the world. I'm definitely going to be homebound for the next six months or so, but am actively cosidering completing some of it whilst living abroad.

J said...

I'm glad you took that boat trip. I can't believe that I never realise such an amazingly beautiful place existed. Although now, irritatingly, I have another place I want to visit on my list now.

RuneE said...

A very impressive post - both thematically and photographically.

Ishtar said...

What a beautiful sky! That must be the most intense dark blue sky I have ever seen!

Jama said...

What a beautiful view!

Janie said...

Terrific photos of the tufa!

Carolyn Ford said...

I have seen Mono Lake and it is indeed, amazing! The light changes colors there like at the Grand Canyon and other "red rock" places around Arizona or Utah, etc. They are such a delight to photograph! Great post!

photowannabe said...

Very dramatic photos. I loved visiting there but wish it had been in the morning light. Being on the water would have been so special too.

Reader Wil said...

I always wonder how those rockformations came about! Same mountains have rockformations like castles. Thank you for showing!

Mara said...

What beautiful photos. I can imagine making jigsaw puzzles of some them! And it looked so peaceful as well...

kbguy (福生) said...

That's lovely.. I love to see the reflection at the water and the blue sky..

Paula Werner Severo said...

you have such beautiful photos!.. loved your posts!

Hildred and Charles said...

Amazingly beautiful. I love your last shot of the water.

Roger Owen Green said...

Love the last water shot in particular. And very interesting info re 350.org.

Rose said...

Gorgeous photos! And I enjoyed the photo of your group making 350 on the lake. This must have been quite an experience. The forest fire in the background of the last photo certainly does make a dramatic statement.

Stine in Ontario said...

Wonderful photos of the tufa. I like learning about new things!

Tumblewords: said...

Terrific shots! Each one a tapestry of Mono Lake. The smoke from the fire is perfectly captured.

Judi said...

Breathtaking!

clairz said...

Lovely shots, lovely colors and textures (if water can be said to have a texture). Thank you for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

Incredible captures as always! I do love the reflections in the water! Such dramatic colors! Really stunning!

Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful images, the sky and the scenery are beautiful. I really love the last photo.

Randi said...

What a spectacular landscape!
Love the scereny!

fickleinpink said...

great rock formations!
thanks for sharing!

...and that beautiful sky is beautiful!
TGIF! Have a great week!
Come and visit my piece of sky if you have the time!

life's beautiful!
xoxo
~fickle

Evita said...

Wow - those are absolutely amazing shots! The water, the skies, the rocks, the mountains - just phenomenal!!!!!

Jay said...

Gorgeous photos! What an amazing experience to be one of the 350, too!

It all looks so beautiful.

Eaglesbrother said...

Some really great photographs...well done.


Eaglesbrother

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