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I recently drove out to Mono Lake and explored Planum Crater, a really cool area to check out located before South Tufa. It is just a short hike to the plug-dome, and its pretty amazing! After exploring and shooting around the crater (image to come), I headed down to South Tufa to do some night photography. For those that have visited Mono Lake over the years and have been there this year, you have noticed the exposed beach rock along the shores of Mono. The lower lake level brings new photo ops that would not otherwise be available.
I did not know what to call this image, its just a starry night photo captured on our “other worldly” world, Earth. This is one of the most spectacular places on the planet, but one of the most over photographed at the same time. I captured multiple frames of this particular composition, some had many jet trails in them, some had none, some had a totally clean sky, but this capture had one object burning up in the atmosphere and I liked the dynamic angle of the milky way, and the burning object, so I went with it. This is one exposure.
Thanks for checking it out!