Photographer's Note

On my two previous posts from the Racetrack Playa, one in the blue hour and the other one in the early morning, I mentioned that I was there with another TE member. Here I introduce you to him. Actually, he is about to introduce you to one of those many rocks that leave behind them a mysterious track as a proof that they move around.

This is a shot that joins my ongoing collection of images that I do whenever I meet TE member. Unfortunately I don’t have a photograph of every single TE member that I met over the last 2 years. I enjoy these meetings a lot. It is always a multiple layer learning of photography, personality, friendship and many other things!

About this shot: The sun just came out and touched the ground of the Racetrack Playa. Its ground is perfectly horizontal and yet the characteristic pattern is the result of dried up mud giving almost the appearance of cobblestones. The sunrays being almost horizontal provide an unbelievable 3-D impression on the texture of the ground as well as the rocks and their tracks. That was exactly what this TE member was capturing here.

Technical Data:
Nikon D200
2008/03/21 08:28:32.1
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/15 sec - F/20
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode II (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: None Image Comment: 2008 © P. Böhringer
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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Additional Photos by Peter Boehringer (pboehringer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3635 W: 243 N: 245] (770)
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