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The harsh sunlight of early June with scudding clouds and waxing moon capture a harshness that these Ancient Bristlecone Pine Sculptures have seen somewhere around 1.5 million times, here at an altitude of around 11,500 feet.
Standing Bristlecones in Harsh Sunlight, Waxing Moon, Scudding Clouds
Adobe Camera Raw 9.6.1 (631). ACR settings. Camera Profile = Embedded.
No camera lens correction used, so this is native performance on the Leica SL.
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