The Story Behind This Photograph:
Taken at South Tufa, Mono Lake, California, on June 1st, 2020.
I’ve been fortunate to see many spectacular moments of light at Mono Lake. But what was special about this particular night was the way the warm tones in the west transitioned so beautiful to cool tones in the east. Those complementary colors were reflected in the light and shadows on the tufas as well.
I wanted to showcase those color transitions so I created this composition which utilizes two tall tufa towers as a natural frame for the scene.