Moose Cam goes Mono
My preferred method of working Mono Lake it to get there around 2-3AM, do a star trail and then get the Tufas and photograph them prior to the sun breaking the horizon. The rich, unique color of the Eastern Sierra sky prior to sunrise always makes for a great background. You can see for yourself what I’m talking about by comparing this photo to those below.
Finishing the photo was real simple, Color Efex 3 > Tonal Contrast and then >Darken/Lighten Center. the finishing was simple because of the work done at the point of capture. There’s that part for ya.
Photo captured by D3, 24PC-E on Lexar UDMA digital film
Moose Cam captured by P6000 on Lexar UDMA digital film>