Ancient Sand Castles
Mono Lake, California
This photo is dedicated to my good buddy Willie Huang (and co-dedicated to Alan Chan, aka “A.C.P.” and David Thompson, aka “Breezy”). They’ve been dying to see this photo so they can laugh their hearts out, grab some popcorn, and have some fun making fun of it. It’s a hard sand castle to photograph and they thought I was insane for trying to photograph it. After the fact, I agreed.
I was challenged by a couple friends to post 5 Black and White Photos, 1 per day for a week. As part of the challenge I thought I would edit and include this image, since it actually looks much better in black and white than it does in color.
On the shores of Mono Lake lie a number of “Sand Castles.” They’ve been carved out by the wind as the lake level retreated and their spires collapse as the wind and salt-water air devour them. A number of amazing castles are now forever gone. I need to go back and photograph these before they’re gone!
Go ahead guys, laugh away!
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
17mm, f/10, 30 seconds, ISO 400
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