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Playa and Cinder Cone by Justin Mair

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I found this playa on a recent trip up to Sierra Nevada and i knew I would be back. This dry lakebed backs up against a cinder cone and in the far background the Sierras can be seen. It can be found near Fossil Falls in the Mojave Desert.


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captured in the wilderness, harvested in fort collins, colorado.

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  • DawsonImages
    DawsonImagesalmost 6 years ago

    I love the lines here, I might try this in high contrast B/w as well

  • i have 4 or 5 other versions of this so maybe i’ll try that. thanks!

    – Justin Mair

  • CarolM
    CarolMalmost 6 years ago

    Congratulations for your feature in Landscape Photography. Interesting shot. Well photographed.

  • GeorgeOne
    GeorgeOnealmost 6 years ago

    Great textures and contrasts. Well done.

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaalmost 6 years ago

    Exquisite! When I get this Group running smoothly, I might start one just for deserts. And if I do, it’s all your fault! LOL, well, not all, but you’ve got prime desert photos. Thanks for having these up for view!

  • thanks. i love the high desert. when the snow comes in at winter its almost surreal.

    – Justin Mair

  • Travis Easton
    Travis Eastonalmost 6 years ago

    great shot, texture and landscape

  • Lynn Stratton
    Lynn Strattonalmost 6 years ago

    This is great! Au Naturale is the way to go with this one, but i do like DawsonImages idea of a b&w version,maybe with a little gothic glow added in. Very sweet! I’ve hiked the Sierras once and they are beyond beautiful.

  • thank you. i really appreciate the ideas.

    – Justin Mair

  • DawsonImages
    DawsonImagesalmost 6 years ago

    Those cracks are fantastic, I wuld convert this to B/w as well

  • christopherwhit
    christopherwhitover 4 years ago

    Great find Justin-I like the details throughout, especially in the ground.

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 4 years ago

    please consider our Cracked patterns challenge

    • 6 days left to submit
  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot!

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