Capturing that moment in time when you are one with your surroundings. Feeding the fires of memory and reflection.
Mono Lake, nestled on the Eastern slope of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains is a photographer’s wonderland. In January ’14 I spent an evening and a morning there to experience the unique light the Sierra’s are famous for. The landscape was eerily bereft of snow as record drought has grabbed the west. I’m glad to report that snows in February and March are giving some hope to those locals on the eastern slope that survive on the water from the typical snowpack, including Mono Lake.
The salty lake got that way when water from the snow melt was diverted to the Los Angeles area through a giant pipeline. Local residents succesfully sued to have the lake restored to historical levels.
The lake is about halfway back but suffers from the dry conditions like everything and everybody else.