I was surprised to see so many cars parked at the South Tufa parking lot at Mono Lake in mid-October, but realized that there are probably about 2000% more photographers out shooting now, compared to the last time I was at the lake in 1970 or so. So there were photographers in the way of other shooters, not the best situation. Thankfully, we are a patient and kind lot. Mono Lake - we are not impressed. A basically dead lake in a half-dead desert is not my cup of shutter tripping tea.