on this loop were closed for the season. I tried the hotels on the loop, but all booked. Only cabins are avaible for $260 which I will not spend for a night of sleep. So I went back out on why 395 for a near by motels, but all had a sign of NO VACANCY. I kept on driving until I finally got a room at Bridgeport Inn at Bridgeport which is about an hour drive away. Checked-in around 7pm, ate dinner here which was pretty good. Then went for a hot shower, rested on bed. Took 2 ambient pills to help me fall to sleep easier which I did.
The next morning, I couldn't wake up at 5am when my alarm turned on. I was too tired and went back to sleep. I woke up around 7am which the sun already raised. The image above was shot around 9am on the way
back to Mono Lake on hwy 395. I was trying to find a sweet spot with all these aspen trees next to hwy 395. Made many stops and finally I think I found one.
I went to South Tufa at about noon and it was raining on and off. Normally I do not shoot in the mid-day, with some exceptional like this. I was chasing these rainy storms across these mountains behind South Tufa. I stopped on why 120 on the way back to hwy395 for this second image below. I thought those stormy clouds were very interesting.
Finally I went back to South Tufa at around 3pm, and waited for sunset at 6:05pm. The third image below was shot 20 minutes after sunset. I was pretty happy with the result in long exposure of 8 secs to smoothing the water and the clouds.
It was a very tired photo safari for the day, so I decided to call sick for the next day of work. Instead of driving home when I was so exhausted, I stay for another night in a near by motel.