Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Dawn to Dusk

Mono Lake is a large lake in Central California. It is believed to have been formed some 760,000 years ago. Because there are no outlets, there is a high salt content in the water. The lake is known for its unusual rock formations (Tufas). Tufas are formed from a chemical reaction between calcium and carbonates in the water. They grew under the water, but are visible because the lake levels have dramatically decreased over the years. I captured the images below in 2011 and the interesting thing is that they were captured in the morning and evening of the same day.

Captured on Fuji Velvia 50 and scanned

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bodie, California

Bodie is an original mining town from the late 1800’s. It is located in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains North/East of Lee Vining in Central California. In 1962 the California State Parks System declared it a State Historic Park to preserve what was left. At that point, only about 5% remained. What’s left today stands in a state of “arrested decay”.

I recently ran across these images from a 2011 trip to Central California and thought I'd share them. As I prepared the images, there were some that I included from the surrounding area that are not actually from Bodie but captured on the same day. Thanks for looking.

Shot on film with a Pentax 67II and scanned