This photo was taken in September of 2018 at June Lake in Mono County, California. My whole family had taken a trip with me to the area, so I could participate in a special night shoot with the Nevada County Camera Club. This photo was taken on the second night of our shoot and I was especially excited to be in this location.
Some friends of mine had spent some time at June Lake and told me how fabulous it was, so getting to camp here and take these photos was a treat. It was so easy to see the milky way out there and it was just brilliant!
With such a long exposure there were lots of things showing up in my photos like cars driving along the edge of the lake and satellites and airplanes flying by. There was also a bit of light painting involved to light up the rock in the foreground, so that it was visible in the image. The group of us had a lot of fun out there that night.
Unlike my other photos in the Serenity display...this one was captured with careful planning on the part of the field trip coordinator, who checked the weather and milky way location to ensure we would be in the right place at the right time. See my website for other photos taken that evening that highlight the milky way.
Title: Lake of Stars and Stone
Location: June Lake, California (2018)
Frame Size: Exterior Frame - 22" x 26"
Frame Materials:Stained pine wood with hinged door and magnetic closure
Frame Hanger:Wall Mounted with 18" metal french cleat
Media: 16" x 20" Aluminum Print
Photographer: Cynthia Soszka
Handmade functional art that does double duty! On the outside this looks like a beautiful piece of art floating in a modern rustic farm house style frame. On the inside, it's hidden storage for anything you'd like. It's shown here with a space for mail and hooks for keys, but it could be used for holding other items like jewelry as well. Please email me at info@WhatYouSeekIsWithin.com if you'd like other options.
I created this piece as a solution to one of my most obnoxious problems, messy mail all over the kitchen and entry way. I prefer to keep my kitchen clean, but the amount of paper mail I still receive (even though I've tried to go paperless with all my bills) makes it difficult. I've had many mail boxes over the years, but none that really satisfied my needs. I love that I don't have to see the stack of unopened mail, it's not taking up space on my counter, and the photograph provides a serene feeling as I head out the door every morning.