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Dawn of Time

The drive from Mammoth Lakes, CA to Mono Lake is above 24miles. Not too bad you say... and I would agree. Except this morning, it decided to snow... and I was in a rental... with no chains... and every 5 miles there were warning lights flashing instructing motorists to turn back if they had no chains. I pressed on! I arrived at the lake about 45mins before sunrise and found this scene... a snowy jagged rock creating a nice foreground subject and frame for the rock formation in the lake. As the sun rose... the soft light hit the scene and I captured this 7 shot panoramic.

Mono LakesunriseGallery_LNJWlandscape and wildlife photographer