Rainbow over Mono Lake



Another image of the rainbow over Mono Lake.


Storm over Mono Lake.



As a photographer you spend a lot of time looking for the right light as well as the perfect time to photograph a paticular landscape or subject.  The weather palys a big part of a photographers shot, and can make or break a shot.  But when the elements all come together and you can get to the right place at the right time, it can be spectacular!  On the way back from a long day photographing at Bodie, Kevin and I started watching the sky.  It was near late afternoon when the sun would set behind the mountains in about 20 minutes.  The sky was very dark and could be a great shot if we could get to the Mono Lake overlook in time.  I have drove like mad on many times only to get there a minute too late.  I thought this would be another one of those times!  As we got to the overlook we see this vivid partial rainbow over mono lake.  I quickly get my gear and snap only two images before the sun hides behind the mountains.  Wow!  This was cool storm to see and photograph.

Equipment: Canon 7D with EFS 10-22mm lens with polarizer.  Processed in Photoshop and Nik Color Effects Pro.


Inside church at Bodie



This is the inside view of the church at Bodie.  There is wire across the entrance, so this is what you get from the view just inside the door.  It is amazing how well it looks after all these years.  I am sure a lot went on here on Sundays.

Image data: Canon 7D with Canon EFS 10-22mm lens.  Processed in Photoshop and Nik Color Effects Pro.


Church at Bodie



The church at Bodie is the most photographed building there.  If you can get some clouds in the sky it makes a nice image.  I had to wait about 20 minutes to get the image due to all of the tourists walking by and standing in front of you.  You can get mad about it, or just wait till the scene is clear.  I prefer the wait, it's just part of photography. It has rained at Bodie the two times I have been there, which is a welcome because of the clouds.

Image data: Canon 7D with Canon EFS 10-22mm lens with polarizer.  Single image processed in Photoshop with Nik Color Effects Pro.


The door is open!



This shot was taken at the old home near the church in Bodie.  What's amazing is this is not an HDR image, but a single image.  The detail in the orginal image is not very detailed in the shadow behind the door.  But using Nik Color Effects Pro with the "Detail Extractor" filter, the details just pop right out of the shadows.  You may not be able to see it here, but on my orginal image it is really cool.  This is an example of where a single image works better than the HDR image.  I processed multiple HDR images and they were not very good.  As a matter of fact, they were really bad!  The colors were way off and not a natural image.  I really like the way the image turned out.

Image data: Canon 7D with Canon EFS 10-22mm lens. Processed with Nik Color Effects Pro and Photoshop.