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Aperture Series @ 19mm: Snake Tracks on Rippled Dunes, Death Valley
This series is about the overall visual impact first, sharpness second. It also discusses and shows field curvature particularly well.
Snake Tracks on Rippled Dunes, Death Valley
Adobe Camera Raw 10.1.0.864: View ACR settings. Aggressive settings during raw conversion, for desired chrome-like effect. Camera Profile=Adobe Standard. Diffraction mitigating sharpening for f/9 and f/11.
Snake tracks are found crisscrossing the dunes in numerous places, seen here as small tracks in several places, with pack rat (?) tracks emanating from the bushes. One night on a full moon I’d like to explore the dunes at night to see what I can see—but I’ll stay away from bushes! My supposition is that snakes (Panamint Rattlesnake?) hunt pack rates and mice at night and whatever else shows up. But it might be something more mundane, like the Nevada Shovel-Nosed snake.
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