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Old Nov 30, 2010, 11:36 AM   #11
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Beautiful country and well captured. Not sure if it is just a perspective issue, but some look like they could use some horizontal straightening.
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Old Dec 2, 2010, 3:16 PM   #12
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One in a frame. I used Topaz Adjust with a painterly effect.
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Old Dec 2, 2010, 3:17 PM   #13
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Same shot but different framing and using Topaz Adjust "clarity" effect
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Old Dec 2, 2010, 10:02 PM   #14
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Wow! Walter. Wish I could have been there with you. You did a great job capturing the Tufa formations. I have yet to make to Mono Lake for photos. You have given me good modivation to make a trip. I like the Topaz adjust affect but still think I prefer the natural look more. Great pictures in any case.

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Wizzard, The Tufa Towers are formed underwater where mineral springs rich in calcium come in contact with the carbonate rich water of the lake. They build up over time to as high as 25-30 feet. Obviously the lake level has since dropped and is still dropping, exposing the Tufa formations.

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Old Dec 2, 2010, 11:45 PM   #15
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Very nice. I love the colors. They're natural-looking. I like the painterly effect, too.
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Old Dec 4, 2010, 9:23 AM   #16
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Very nice photos of the tufa at Mono. I wondered if you were going up the 395 or not - it's one of my favorite drives. In the summer there's just so much to see along it. I've been lucky - while I've driven through (May) snow near Mammoth, it was just cloudy by the time we got to Mono Lake. Don't particularly like chains, and both my cars tell you not to use them.
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Old Dec 4, 2010, 10:20 AM   #17
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Very nice photos of the tufa at Mono. I wondered if you were going up the 395 or not - it's one of my favorite drives. In the summer there's just so much to see along it. I've been lucky - while I've driven through (May) snow near Mammoth, it was just cloudy by the time we got to Mono Lake. Don't particularly like chains, and both my cars tell you not to use them.
Yes, we drove 395. Once you get to Lone Pine, driving north from LA, the views are great...starting with the Mt. Whitney peak. There is lava, meadows, wildlife, etc. as well as Mono Lake. There is a wonderful art gallery on the main street in Bishop full of incredible photography by a renown oft published couple who were killed in a plane crash a few years ago. It is in a sizable former bank building with scores of very large photos on display. Highly recommended.
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An outstanding series Walter.
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Walter,
#5 with the tracks leading to it kinda reminds me of a castle occupied by some elf. When I saw the expianation of the formation I was thinking Tufa towers?? so thats where they get tufa from, but then realized tofu is spelled differently LOL. I'd probably make a poor Californian Eh? Frank
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Superb picks! The frames... i don't know...
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