This image by Vic Krasenics was taken in Sept. 2006 at Mono Lake in California. It received 16.67 points and a Blue Ribbon in the 2016 FCCC 3rd Triannual Class A Color Digital Competition.
Vic's comments are: I was in the area for several days, and kept going back to this spot to get it in different light.
I lucked out on my last day there when a storm came through with this fabulous light. I reprocessed it in Photoshop recently using NIK Color Efects Pro Filters for contrast.
Photo was taken with a Nikon D200 with a Nikon 12-24mm lens with focal length set at 12mm, ISO 200, f/11, 1/10sec on tripod, with Shigh-Ray 3 Stop Gradient and Spot Metered in Manual mode.