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Mono Lake Clear Sunrise by enunez Mono Lake Clear Sunrise by enunez
Taken on my last trip to California's eastern sierra, to be exact at Mono Lake south tufas. A completely clear sky at sunrise, this is what we wanted actually as we were going to try for star trail photography that same night at the white mountains.

If you are wondering how come the sun star is actually below the horizon line, this is because the star burst is actually from the sun reflecting in the water.

I hope you like it.
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:iconatomicranchgal:
atomicranchgal Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Stunning photo!! :worship:
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EJ-Design Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
nice!
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Kote12TK Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
The Mystic Ruins Theme from Sonic Adventure best fits here.
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
From sunsets to sunrises, brilliant :clap:
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008   Photographer
Very nice! This is one place that I really enjoyed visiting and would like to go again. Did you eat at the Whoa Nelly Deli? :D
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enunez Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
I believe I did... but now I don't remember :-)
Mono lake is a surreal place, I really like it!
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008   Photographer
The Whoa Nelly Deli is in Lee Vining. It's inside of a gas station and they have a chandelier hanging in it. Doesn't look like much, but I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. On the way to the restroom, I saw a framed article where they had been featured in a magazine (Gourmet, I think). The owner had gone to cooking school and ended up coming back to where he'd grown up...or something of that nature.
I had seen a picture of the Tufa and wanted to go there and to Bodie. I only got to spend part of an evening at Mono Lake, but it was fascinating. :D
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enunez Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
I am actually going to Bodie in about 3 weeks, I'll be able to shoot after regular hours,
and get inside the buildings to shoot. We'll see how it goes. I'll also be able to spend
extra days shooting around Lee Vining, June Lake, Bishop, etc. hopefully with fall colors
around. We'll see in a month if I come with something worth of showing!
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008   Photographer
That's awesome! They opened a few buildings when I was there. My favorite was a kitchen setting. I posted a shot of it awhile back. I hope you get lots of great shots! I won't be down that way until next May-ish, but probably won't re-do anything except maybe Mono Lake. The main focus of the trip is to go to Bryce Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and the Grand Canyon. We'll hit Vegas after that and then head into California where I'll take a plane home and my other half stays there on business for a couple of weeks.
Just out of curiosity, what camera/lenses do you use? I'm looking to upgrade.
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enunez Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
I'm anxious to check bodie again.

I use a Nikon D300 DSLR camera, and the following lenses:

- Nikkor 12-24mm
- Nikkor 17-55mm
- Nikkor 70-200mm

along with polarizers and combination of Graduated neutral density filters (2 & 3 stops both soft and hard)
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008   Photographer
Well, our talking about Bodie made me go through my images from there and I found another one I plan on posting.
Thanks for the camera info. I have to admit, I'm a Canon fan and already have a few lenses so whatever I upgrade to will be something Canon. I have a 17-40mm lens that takes awesome shots. My 70-300mm lens is a Sigma and I have to admit that was a poor choice as it doesn't give the quality I expected.
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Dolore Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
...Amazing. :wow:
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enunez Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Thanks!
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ButterflyofPaper Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
A gorgeous shot. the color is amazing.
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:iconenunez:
enunez Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
Thanks!
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THE-BOSS-8819 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
Nice lighting , love the depth of field , great job.
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enunez Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
Thanks!
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mom-the-bomb Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
Amazing contrast and tones. Lovely
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enunez Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
Thanks!
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mom-the-bomb Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
You are most welcome.
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justeline Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
That's a perfect shot! Perfectly composed. perfectly lit, sharp and beautiful. Great one Edward :clap:
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enunez Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Thanks for the comment.
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008   Photographer
Very impressive shot.
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enunez Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Thanks!
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008   Photographer
No problem.
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AndreasResch Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
Great shot, Edward. I also like the clever placement of the sun.
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enunez Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Thanks!
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tiagojsilva Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
fantastic! great exposure and composition...congratulations :D
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enunez Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Thanks... I appreciate it
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done!!
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enunez Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Thanks!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful shot, that tiny sunstar sets this image alight.

Alex
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enunez Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Thanks!
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enunez Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
I don't believe I used a polarizer for this shot. The trick to get the starburst like that in this particular situation was to hid the sun (or reflecting sun) 2/3 in between the stacks, that way you don't have it to be too strong. Also, different lenses tend to have different stars based on the number of blades present.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Did you use4 a polarizer? My stars are never that perfect, they're usually these blown out things with 4 curved rays....any advice?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
The secret is....
Use your 17-40 (although you wont get a star quite like this) and you want the absolute maximum contrast range (sunset/rise).
Edward (Ed?) has reponded to your comment, but not directly so you might not have seen it...
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hougaard Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
ah okay thanks. I guess it's my sigma that gives me those shitty 6 ray flares
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hougaard Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
perfect composition, exposure and color gradient :thumbsup:
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enunez Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Thanks for the comment, really appreciated.
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