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Red and Yellow makes Orange

Yesterday morning didn’t end at Mono Lake but with a drive around June Lake. In this 14mile stretch is some gorgeous fall color that goes along the streams, through the canyons and around the lakes. As it was pointed out this morning and with numerous examples, fall color look great back lit. It brings out more color in the leafs and more variation in the patterns. Next biggie is having a dark background. Having something dark behind the treas again make those leafs pop.

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One of the best examples is with the water. The dark blue behind the leafs shines through the leaves giving great drama. However, when i took this shot i was in vivid, which i do like for fall color but not in every scenario. In this case it seemed to much, or i choose the wrong trees for the shot. Whatever it maybe something still bugs me about the shot and will need some further exploration.

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Images captured with D3, AF-S Nikkor 70-300vr, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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