7:47pm April 30 2012, Mono Lake, California USA. With a jaw-dropping view developing over the lake, a glance toward the mountains to the west revealed a ceiling of dense clouds, set on fire by a sunset anointed with magic powers. Please Show Full Description below for a sample of the view that unfolded, center stage, looking north over the lake.
Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF16-35 f/2.8L II USM lens
Focal length 16mm, ISO 100, f/18
3 RAW exposures bracketed at 1/10, 1/5 and 1/2 sec to capture sky, clouds, land as sunset lit them
Gently converted, blended manually in Lightroom and Photoshop