Grasses, Dew, Backlit

Mono Lake, CA

While searching for more compositions at Mono Lake’s South Tufa area I noticed sections of grass that looked as though it was frosted over.  And it did make sense since it was still in the 30s when we arrived that morning, along with 30 other cars with other photographers also wanting to catch the sunrise.

Upon further examination, I realized it wasn’t frost, but dew on the delicate strands of grass backlit by the warming sun.  It also didn’t help that didn’t anticipate walking around in calf-high dew that morning and ended up with soaked shoes after 15-20 minutes of walking, kneeling, and practically laying in the grass shooting pictures.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted avg metering mode, 55mm, ISO 100, 1/200 sec, f/8

Grasses, Dew, Backlit.  Mono Lake, California. October 14, 2011. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.


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