Frozen Tioga Lake

While I was photographing Mammoth Peak from Tioga Lake last Monday, I decided to try some abstract/close-up photos. The first one really stuck me because of the light reflecting (slightly) on the melting snow.

Frozen Tioga Lake

Since I was staring at Mammoth Peak, I just had to take some pictures of the floating ice. You can see Mammoth Peak reflecting in the lake. Since it was windy tried to slow the shutter speed as much as I could (ISO 50, f/16, 1/8).

Frozen Tioga Lake

I switched to my 300mm + 1.4x II to get this:

Frozen Tioga Lake

I’m really on the fence with these though. How about you? I’d like to see your feedback/comments….

Mike Matenkosky

Mike is a Central Valley California landscape and nature photographer whose subjects include scenes from Merced County, Yosemite, SeKi, and the eastern Sierra. He is currently living in Atwater, CA.

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