18 October 2013, Friday top
Today we bushwhacked to a secret permit-required location at Mono Lake to watch the dawn. There was no trail and no sign; we had to cut our way in. In the end, the view was the same as South Tufa, so we won't bother with the pain and the permit process next time. It's dangerous; it's so overgrown that it's easy to sprain an ankle when your foot slips through the thick brush into the watery muck below.
Moonrise Over Mono Lake, 6:26 PM. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS at 150mm, f/8 at 1/3 at ISO 100. Casual use of tripod to save me from having to hold the camera while everyone waited around for the moon to rise. Delivered from CR2 via Apple Aperture 3.)
Moonrise over Mono Lake, 6:48 PM. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II at 21mm, f/8 for two minutes, Canon RS-80M3 remote cord with lock used to hold-open the shutter in Bulb. Yes, the moon moves in two minutes, but since this was only a digital camera and blows-out the disc of the sun or moon without detail even when shot as CR2 as I did here, you can't see it.)
Surface of Mars at Mono Lake, as Lit by Moonlight, 7:04 PM. Notice the weird dark blue sky: it's full of stars! This is not a sunrise shot. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II at 16mm, f/5.6 for two minutes, Canon RS-80M3 remote cord with lock used to hold-open the shutter in Bulb.)
That's all for today. NEXT ->> 19 Oktober, Saturday