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This photograph was taken near the Mammoth area of Yellowstone. Such a land of starkness. The upper hills still had living trees, but in this area it was hit and miss. The fire must have moved through here with such speed that some luck trees made it.

This was taken in autumn with an overcast sky. The bright areas are actually bright yellow, with variations all over of different deeper yellows, browns, black stains, etc. The yellow was almost fluorescent.

I used a Wratten G filter to hold the yellow orange values high and add more contrast in the variations of the rock. This could easily be seen just looking through the filter.

My perspective was higher than I wanted, but this is not an area to go cross country with boiling water and steam. I used back shift to keep the trees perfectly vertical and perspective corrected. Also used a little back tilt to give the DOF a shift across the horizontal plane.

I like the looks of this with a bigger image, even on the screen from the scan of the negative. I'm not sure I like what the detail looks like at 800 pixels. Hmmm.

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