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28 Apr 15 . As you head north from Norris Junction to Mammoth Hot Springs, you leave a lovely meadow, take a sharp turn to the right, and immediately find yourself on the edge of a mountain side with rocks all around you. Depending on the timing of your visit, you may get to see some wonderful storm clouds forming to your right over a vast valley. The rocks are a great attraction to me in that they resemble, at least in my mind, some of the landscape that Mr Adams liked to photograph. Each time we drive past them on the way to Mammoth and/or the Lamar Valley I feel the need to stop and play with them some. Occasionally I get material that works out well, other times not so well. We have one shot of these rocks hanging above our bed in the condo and I've shared that image with you before. This is another capture of those rocks and the surrounding countryside. When I look at this I get the feeling that Mr Denver might have been observing something similar when he penned "Back Home Again." We should be visiting there again in about a week.
The base image was adjusted for max tonality, given some micro contrast enhancement, and then brought into a B&W plug-in where I tweaked it some to achieve what you are seeing. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/640 sec @ f / 9.