It is hard to believe that it was already more than six years ago that we have been in the Eastern Sierra, and in particular at Mono Lake. We only had little time then and I wanted to go back to this beautiful area again. As mentioned in my last post, I spent parts of last week in Reno, Nevada for a business commitment. Staying there over the weekend allowed me to visit the Eastern Sierra again. I knew from other websites that they got a lot of snow in the Sierra Nevada this winter and despite the strong sun in March, most mountains were still covered in snow all the way down to the valleys.

Before I post some photos of the lake, that was formed at least 760,000 years ago, I like to show you an image from the mountains southwest of the Mono Lake area. Mono Lake is just east of Yosemite National Park and America’s most famous landscape photographer Ansel Adams has made many of his iconic photos in the Eastern Sierra.

I took of course my tripod with me during this trip but I haven’t used it the whole weekend. Extremely strong winds made handholding the camera the better choice. This image was created with the trusted combo of the Nikon D750 and the Nikkor 16-35, f/4 lens at 32 mm, 1/400 s, f/16, and ISO 100.