Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sunset at Mono Lake


Evening at Mono Lake always brings out the photographers.  This evening was no exception, but many had started to drift away.  The clouds were too low over the Sierra we all thought.  There would be no color this evening we all thought.  But for those who stayed,  the fire of the setting sun outlined the mountains.  Not quite what we had hoped for but worth the wait.
You can see more skies from around the world at SkyWatch Friday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.

32 comments:

Gaelyn said...

No expectations should be needed. That's a beautiful sunset. I like the way the fiery red outlines the mountains.

Linda Reeder said...

Beautiful. And you can never tell about a sunset. Sometimes the flash of color long after the sun has disappeared is the best of all.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What a dramatic setting! I love how the setting sun outlines the mountains.

clairz said...

What a spooky shot in a spectacular setting. If there is one thing I've learned from living in the Southwest, it's that the sky show at sunset isn't over until it's really dark. Then, of course, another kind of sky show begins.

Happy Skywatching!

Veronica said...

That is beautiful! Great capture!

Barb said...

A surreal capture, Martha. Success comes to those that wait (is this something my Mother used to say?). Hope you're enjoying the weather where you are.

Paulie said...

Not what you hoped for?????????? You got to be kidding! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo!

Carolyn said...

A simply stunning sky. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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ewok1993 said...

Oh the sky in MOno Lake, EAstern Sierra is always breathtaking, regardless of the time of day.

Have a lovely Thursday.

Luzia said...

Absolut fascinating shot. Greetings from Luzia.

EG Wow said...

ASH! Sometimes it pays to WAIT for the magic. I'm glad you did!

Tricia said...

Most definitely worth the wait! It sure is pretty out there!!!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous capture, Martha! Beautiful skies and definitely worth the wait! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Lesley said...

Never give up too soon, I say!

ρομπερτ said...

Makes it look like a painting from Dali. Surreal and beautiful.


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eden said...

What a beautiful evening! Love it.

J Bar said...

Great shot.
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Kay L. Davies said...

"Good things come to those who wait" ...and aren't you glad you did? I think it's wonderful.

Life Ramblings said...

what a beautiful setting. Happy SWF!

Hildred and Charles said...

The beautiful contrasts between the blue of the mountains and the fiery sunset clouds caught my eye and I had to come and see how gorgeous the photo is.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

It looks almost lunar.The colours are just amazing.

Limar said...

What a spectacular place! Beautiful! :)

Francisca said...

When you get a surprise, when it's least expected, that's when it's super special. This is a wonderful composition of a very special sky.

fredamans said...

Stunning skies!

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Roshan said...

Wow! This is an impressive picture. Last week, I visited Mono Lake for the first time. I just loved the place, and will surely go there many more times in the future.

-Roshan
(http://hkroshan.blogspot.com)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Just gorgeous colours, so beautiful~ Mary

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Stunning! Your patience was well-rewarded. There's probably a good lesson here -- maybe to enjoy what comes our way rather than having too many expectations of what is supposed to be?.

Rob and Mandy said...

Oh my, that's fantastic!

Linnea W said...

Wow! That's terrific - well worth waiting for. Sometimes the best colors come a bit after the sun sets. You just have to be patient! Clearly you were!

Spiderdama said...

Would love to be there in the beautiful landscape!
Great color over the mountain! Wonderful photo Martha!
Wish you a happy week:-)

Ebie said...

Beautiful colors, I would not miss the sunrise and sunset at Mono, the next time we visit.