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Shot just northeast of Trona (follow the highway from Ridgecrest, CA to Trona and onwards towards the Panamint range near Death Valley).
Examples were shot handheld with image stabilization; a storm was moving through and using a tripod was out of the question.
Nearly all examples are presented in both color and black and white. The combination of the Olympus E-M1 Mark II sensor and the Panasonic 8-18mm produces images which while not as sharp as I’d like at the periphery, have terrific contrast for a strong visual impact—ideal for black and white conversions—toggle to see either/or.
Images presented up to full camera resolution. This allows all the lens sharpness limitations can be seen. Retina or HiDPI display users might zoom in a little if configured for 2:1 but even so, many images are visibly weak in outer zones even at very high pixel density.
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