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Thursday, April 25, 2013

National Geographic, Photo of the day (April 25, 2013)

National Geographic, Photo of the day
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands

Photograph by Chris Carvalho, My Shot
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photo

Mesa Arch in Utah's Canyonlands National Park is one of the finest places for a photographer to start the day. This 4x5 negative was exposed with an old lens, a 121mm Schneider Super Angulon. It was a favorite of Ansel Adams. While an excellent optic for its time, it only had single-layer coating and was subject to more flare than modern lenses. In this instance, it created a starburst pattern with rainbow streaks that add greatly to the character of the image.
(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

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