Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hazey day at Mono Lake

There was a lot of haze in the air last week, possibly from distant wild fires. I rather like the soft look it gave to this shot from the county park.



There was a lot of bird life but the boardwalk keeps photographers at a distance. The gulls were gorging on brine flies, the avocets were feeding, possibly on brine shrimp and the ducks just floated by. There were phalaropes, and sandpipers and others too far away for me to identify.


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25 comments:

Ebie said...

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I love the soft touch of the clouds. My first time to see the bird life up close.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Very nice scenery!

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

At first I liked the first one best. but after enlarging the second picture.. wow that is cool!

luna miranda said...

the first photo is simply breathtaking.

J Bar said...

Still great with the haze.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Carolyn Ford said...

Beautiful! I was just at Mono Lake too and also got some great photos...I was also in the Virginia Lake area...sounds like we had similar get-a-ways this summer.

Regina said...

Hi Martha. Such amazing views and shots.
Great post.

April said...

So still and peaceful!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Really beautiful shots. I remember those brine flies when we were at Mono Lake. Never saw anything like it before!

Tammie Lee said...

smoke and all, how lovely~
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Bim said...

Looks beautiful - but the number of flies down where the gulls are...!

Arija said...

It may be hazy, but the reflections are great.

Marie Höglund said...

A beautiful spot you choose. Love it!

Rob Ripma said...

Nice shot! Must be an awesome place to visit!

storyteller said...

Marvelous watery views captured through the haze. Love the reflections, birds and the clouds too ;--) I'm sharing watery outdoor photos from my sister's visit to Ketchikan at Small Reflections this week.
Hugs and blessings,

Linnea W said...

Oh, Mono Lake is one of my favorite lakes. Yes, the soft colors and lighting make for a wonderful watery scene. I wonder how the sunset was with all those clouds in the sky...maybe nice!?

Martha in PA said...

Fabulous watery shots!


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Janie said...

Beautiful view of the mountains over the lake!

Barb said...

Hi Martha - There sure is a lot of bird life at Mono! How long are you staying at the cabin? It was 33 degrees here overnight.

Gunilla said...

Fantastic photos. I really like it.

Thanks for sharing and visiting me too


Gunilla in Sweden

Diane AZ said...

The soft haze makes the first one look peaceful like a blue monochrome painting.

JOE TODD said...

We meet again at Watery Wednesday A peaceful photo thank you

Linda Reeder said...

Mono Lake is a strangely beautiful place.

magiceye said...

lovely captures!

Crafty Green Poet said...

amazing light in that first photo. Nice selection of birds in the second, lovely...