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Friday, June 10, 2011

It's another Skywatch Friday!!!




For some reason, Mono Lake has been really green this past month...
And of course, with all the stormy weather, it's been quite windy too...
But what gorgeous skies!!!

23 comments:

  1. Stunning shot. I love reading and looking at your posts- such a contrast to my UK life!

    Chrissy
    http://mancunianwave.blogspot.com/

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  2. What a beautiful place, and the sky is gorgeous!

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  3. The rugged rock beautifully complements the rugged cloud shapes! Stunning photo!

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  4. Awesome photo! I love the contrasts between the puffy clouds, and the weathered rock, and the little wavelets in the water!!!

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  5. I thought you had been playing with the colors, but no? Wonder what's responsible for the green -- animal, vegetable, or mineral.

    The traveling clouds and the rock jutting into the sky -- very dramatic.

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  6. Beautifully composed, perfectly exposed-- 'picture perfect' -- wondering if you used a polarizing filter.....

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  7. Thank you so much Chrissy! Glad you stopped by to visit and comment! My mother's college roommate was from Manchester...I was going to go visit there in 1979 but the winter was really bad and the train ride doubled...so I never made it there...maybe next time we're in England!!!

    Thank you anonymous!!!

    Thanks Gemma! Glad to have you come visit again!!!

    Thank you Judy! You have a lovely blog...love your banner photo!

    No playing with the colors Hiker! I'm guessing it's some sort of plankton that gets stirred up by the wind...but then, that's just me guessing!!!

    Thank you Stan! Yes...I use a polarizer pretty much all the time...it really helps the color "pop"!

    Blushing again Ms Petrea!!! You really do need to drive on up here and take in the sights!!!

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  8. Maybe the sea monkeys are about to hatch. (remember them? bryne in water) simply gorgeous

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  9. Sorry PA...don't have a clue about sea monkeys!!! But there IS a lot of brine shrimp in the lake...I thought that was what was making it green, but they seem to leave red trails where they congregate...

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  10. I love this picture! Great coulor of the water and beautiful rocks.

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  11. What a gorgeous shot... Are you now shooting for National Geographic? You really could, you know. Great composition and mix of color and texture!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  12. excellent composition! i love the limestone rocks.

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  13. Thank you so much fjallripan!!! Glad you came by to visit again!

    Thank you Luna! Those are called Tufa...it's formed when freshwater meets the salt water...which forms the calcium carbonate or limestone (Tufa)...it is generally formed under water, but because LADWP started taking water from the feeder streams way back when, the lake surface dropped considerably and now they are towers above the water. It is a long standing argument between the Eastern Sierras and LA re: water rights and the preservation of the eco environment at Mono.

    Thank you so much Genie!!! And Genie...I found out that "sources" believe that tufa was used as the primary building materials for most of the chateaus in the Loire Valley in France!!!

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  14. ok fairs fair. heres a link to sea monkeys. One of the grand hoaxes of childhood and I fell for it with two weeks of allowance baaah! Interesting info on Tufta. The unexpected stalagmite.

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  15. LadyFi...our skies are quite blue up here when the sun's shining and with the beautiful white puffy clouds it get's quite lovely!!! Unfortunately, right now, we're experiencing a bit of SoCalifornia's June Gloom!!!

    LOLOLOL PA!!! I love that you shared your disastrous experience!!! Two weeks allowance!!! I'll bet you were devastated!!!!

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  16. I fell for sea monkeys, too. They could be trained! Little people! With a castle!

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  17. Ha, Ha!!! I love it!!! Can't you just picture the sea monkey creatures dancing and cavorting across the top of Mono Lake...maybe a new episode of Star Trek or the Twilght Zone!!!

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  18. LADWP messes everything up, don't they?

    Absolutely gorgeous photo. Just scrolled through your others. I need to visit regularly. Your work is inspiring.

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  19. What a great composition. And yes, I also thought Star Trek, tho these rocks look a bit more solid than the famous cardboard scenery.

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  20. They're not particularly well liked up here Susan! Thank you for your kind comment!!!

    Thank you Linda!!! True...definitely more solid than cardboard!!!

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