Travel Photo Contest – Richard Siggins
Mono Lake Sunset
This was taken on June 15 of this year. My wife and I were vacationing in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks in California and decided to take a trip over to the East side of the park. I wanted to go out to Mono Lake to get shots of the Tufa at sunset, but our dinner ran a little long. After dinner I was in a rush to get there for the sunset and got pulled over for running a stop sign. Frustrated I almost turned around but my wife convinced me to go on to the lake. When we got there I grabbed the camera and tripod and ran for the lake shore. I got this about a minute after arriving and the light was gone a couple minutes later. We were there at the perfect time to get this lenticular cloud over the lake lit up by the last rays of light from the sun.
Besides being a beautiful picture, when you consider the cost of the ticket this is also the most expensive shot I’ve ever taken. That makes it pretty special.