Big Craters makes a magnificant stage for the singing squirrel.
“Big Craters is called a “cinder cone complex” because it’s made up of as many as nine separate vents. Some of the smaller vents sit inside of larger ones. The cinders that make up Big Craters are varying shades of red, brown, and black. Some cinders are even iridescent purple and gold. Red cinders, like red lava rock, are the result of iron oxidization when the cooling cinders come in contact with steam. The iridescence is caused by a microscopically thin layer of volcanic glass that formed when the super hot cinders hit the cool air."*
Craters of the Moon National Park
Polarizer and neutral-density filters used at time of capture. Captured using RAW and finished the processing in Photoshop. Canon DSLR camera, Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM lens, tripod with ballhead mount. For discussion of shutter speed, f-stop, available light, and my technique, please visit my profile page…thank you :-)