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14 June 2009 @ 12:42 am
Dead Pelican  
Every once in a while you come across something unexpected on the trails. Dark clouds loomed in the east, and the Sierra in the west was behind a veil of fog and rain. Mono Lake was not blue, or green or turquoise like it is on an ordinary day. There was an ominous calm. The storm had arrived.





South Beach, Mono Lake.







 
 
 
kejnkejn on June 14th, 2009 08:39 am (UTC)
oh my! top one is what happens to pelicans when they go to mordor. cool!

bottom one also fantastic. except it kind of looks like you took a shot off a tv screen. i see a faint raster. or is that just on my screen?
(Anonymous) on June 14th, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
HDR?
Yathinyathin on June 14th, 2009 08:49 am (UTC)
yep!
yellareddyyellareddy on June 15th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
so guessed it!!! good job!
IdahoSwedeidahoswede on June 14th, 2009 09:07 am (UTC)
Sad.
Digital Meanderingsarin_girl on June 14th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
wow.. that's amazing.. but it makes me sad seeing dead animals :(
Melkendokamel on June 14th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Wow
sandeep: eyedeepsan on June 14th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
the bw looks ominous, the color sad.
Amoghavarshaamoghavarsha on June 14th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
B/W is surreal!
depontideponti on June 14th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
The black-and-white has made a kind of surreal M C Escher woodcut of the image...I am going to post my pedestrian shot (by the way, I didn't have the heart to take the dead face, somehow) and give the link to this post, where people can see what CAN be done with the photographs, that lifts images from the mere level of documentation, to art.
depontideponti on June 14th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
This time, Yathin, your words are very poetic, too. Concise, and so evocative. Perhaps it helped that I was there...but even if I had not been, I think I would have been moved by this post.
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on June 15th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
The b&w photo looked just a painting.
Aparna: Birdsinspirethoughts on June 15th, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
OMG! So sad to see the bird dead and lying there.

Good picture, though! How did you get the concave mirror view? (Did I ask you this before too? Feels like deja vu!)
Yathinyathin on June 15th, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the picture is from a fish-eye lens, so it gets that 180 degree field of view.
Aparna: Myselfinspirethoughts on June 15th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
Yep..I DID ask you this before. LOL! Thanks for explaining again! :)
sunithreddysunithreddy on June 17th, 2009 07:55 am (UTC)
reminds me of mordor.:(