Soda Lake – Carrizo Plain National Monument
The majority of California’s lakes are man made, but there are a few natural and amazingly surreal exceptions. Mono Lake with its salt water and strange limestone tufa jutting from the water comes to mind, and then there is Soda Lake (pictured above) which is also saline. No where else have I seen such intensely azure blue water ringed with stunningly white shores…and those are not rocks out there. They are giant tumbleweed. If you stand next to one they are about chest high.
Nikon D810 DSLR, Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, focal length 80mm, exposure: f/8.0, 1/50 sec., ISO 64, exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote, Manfrotto 3021PRO tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio head, depth of field measurement: Simple DoF Calculator app., iPhone 6 +, transportation: Nissan Xterra capture date and time: 4/01/2017, 8:02 am, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017.