This photo was taken in September of 2018 at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. 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 was my first ever night shoot, so I was really excited!
The club members were all very helpful in showing me how to capture the stars with my rented camera (Nikon D810) and lens. My personal camera did not have the suggested ISO range (Nikon D200). The camera did a fabulous job of capturing the transition from sunset to twilight.
It might not be noticeable, but the bottom half of this photo is actually desaturated because someone happened to be walking by with a red headlamp just as I snapped the photo. It looked kind of cool, but I didn't want it to interfere with the beauty of the sunset and the stars just starting to appear, so I removed the color there.
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: Serene Slumber of the Tufa
Location:Mono Lake, California (2018)
Frame Size: Exterior Frame - 26" x 36"
Frame Materials:Stained pine wood with hinged door and magnetic closure
Frame Hanger:Wall Mounted with 18" metal french cleat
Media: 20" x 30" 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 hooks for jewelry*, but it could be used for holding other items like keys, mail, etc. 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, a messy bathroom. I prefer to keep my bathroom clean, but the amount of jewelry I have makes it difficult. I've had many jewelry boxes over the years, but none that really satisfied my needs. I love that I don't have to look at the clutter of all my jewelry, it's not taking up space on my counter, and the photograph provides a serene feeling as I get ready every morning.