Even though I cannot remember exactly when is it, I believe there’s a turning point that photographing became something more serious for me. It became more than just capturing some eye-pleasing moment, instead, it started to motivate me to get out of my comfort zone to explore, to create. It drives me to get up early in the morning even without an alarm, just because I am so excited to see what would a spot look like during sunrise. It drives me to stand still in the freezing cold night, just because I can witness a starry dome. These are what I saw during that mid-spring morning at Mono Lake, one of my favorite spots in California.