Playa and Cinder Cone in Mono  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.

I decided to do a B&W conversion of this photo due to popular request. Hope you enjoy it!


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

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  • Edith Farrell
    Edith Farrellover 5 years ago

    This looks so dry and arid to say the least. Not a b&w fan myself but this works for this photo very well. Nice! Edith

  • DawsonImages
    DawsonImagesover 5 years ago

    Outstanding use of foreground texture

  • Andrew Leighton
    Andrew Leightonover 5 years ago

    This image works really well in b+w, I think it helps add a real stark and forbidding atmosphere to the shot. :)

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