About a week ago I took an adventure out to mono lake for the first time! I had never been there before and I was excited to explore this well known location. I was even more excited by the fact that I was going to get a chance to meet up with one of my favourite photographers, "Beboy Photographies"!
If you havn't checked out Beboy's work I highly recommend it: http://www.facebook.com/beboy.photographies
Beboy just started his first year of full time location independence with his girl friend, "Begirl", and they happened to be close enough that I could meet up with them at mono lake. Like Elia Locardi and his wife the call to photograph this beautiful world full time became more then just an idea but a calling that lead them to sell everything and hit the road. I have tremendous respect for people like Beboy and Elia who dream big, take the big leap, and really follow their dreams! :) They truly are an inspiration!
My trip to mono lake was just a quick 36 hours or so but I did manage to get in two sunrise's and a sunset session before I had to head home. It was a wonderful trip, and a wonderful time hanging out with Beboy. Can't wait to do it again!
Enjoy these photos from my trip.
Technical Notes: I have been studying several advanced luminance masking techniques lately from the works of the very talented Sean Bradshaw, Jay Patel, and Chip Phillips. I have really tried to apply a lot of these new techniques in these photographers and Its been a huge learning experience. These techniques have really been profound and have opened a lot of doors for more advanced editing and control I have not had in the past. Its been wonderful. Be sure and check out their various tutorials if you get a chance. They are totally worth the investment!