Return to Mono
If you are tired of visiting Mono Lake through my blog, I understand. Yes, this is the third post (in a row)…you may have guessed it–I am hooked on this amazing wonder. Think only additional visits might cure me–happy to try again!
Life lessons can be easy or hard to learn. My personal belief is that the harder ones to learn are those we remember. I sure as heck hope so. Because since my last post, I realized I shot every single photo from December 16-31 in jpeg–ONLY on my D300s. Son of a gun. How did I not figure it out sooner? Didn’t try to view a different white balance on a photo I already shot and was making very few changes in Lightroom 3.
I am now taking a Photoshop course through BetterPhoto.com which gave me enough confidence to finally try to process my images in Photoshop…only to realize ALL my pics were jpeg, which is why I couldn’t get them to open in Adobe Camera Raw. Originally, I figured I must have changed my setting by accident when I shot sunrise. Figured one day was only in jpeg. Nope–now recall the last day of work before vacation, I went to take a photo and didn’t want to waste space with RAW that I wouldn’t use. That one moment has cost me much in opportunities with editing my trip. BUT, I better remember to check my settings every time I put it away and pull it out of my camera bag. #lessonlearned Must say, this on-line course is really well-organized. Lewis Kemper is the instructor, it is a privilege to have a local accomplished photographer such as he!
So, I was viewing my photos with a new lens today and happened to find a few more worth sharing. Think the threatening weather added much to the clouds and saturation to the colors. Really so much more than I managed to capture. Next time, I sure as hell will have my camera setting in Raw and not jpeg!
A few views before sunset at South Tufa, Mono Lake…
As sunset begins the color change–many folks will leave and miss the real light show that begins when the golden hour starts. 30 minutes after sunset, in my limited experience is well worth staying for.
Another view from sunrise the next morning…
Of course I now realize I should have used my (c) from 2011 instead of 2012–another lesson for future learning:)