Three exposures bracketed, pre-processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.7, combined gently in Photomatix, then adjusted in Lightroom again.
Hydrogen. Oxygen. Star stuff. H2O. Water. Calcium produced in supernovae, arranged in columns of calcium carbonate limestone, formed underwater in a salty, alkaline lake. Add photons from nuclear fusion, produced in a star unaware of its sure death in a few billion years, and you have a stunning sunrise at Mono Lake.
The universe literally came together to make this moment, the least that I could do was capture it.