Across Ancient Islands
This scene was captured July 8th of 2016 in the Virginia Mountains of Nevada, looking out to the Pah Rah Range. The lenticular clouds on this day, formed and transformed on into the night, what a show it was! What you are seeing here is an ancient landscape influenced and forged by the waters of Ancient Lake Lahontan. Old shorelines, and partially tufa encrusted hills and mountains, mark the geology around this area,. The hills, and peaks in the distance were all islands at one point, thousands and thousands of years ago. There is a little portion of Pyramid Lake in the background of this image, not visible due to downsizing. Pyramid Lake is a sub lake of Ancient Lake Lahontan. When the sub lakes of Lake Lahontan rose, they would eventually spill over into other areas, like the valley below.
This is a focus stack for the landscape portion, and exposure blend for the sky.
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