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A grassy meadow outside of Payson Arizona.

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Today’s post is from our recent camping trip to the Mogollon Rim just outside of Payson Arizona.  With the northern part of the state on fire right now, I thought I would post a “counter” image of what we are seeing in the media here in Phoenix.

This is another one of those examples of stopping and just looking around.  The pond was hidden from the highway and had I not got out to walk around a bit I would of never seen it.  It pays to explore!

Mother Nature was kind during the golden hour and gave me exactly what I was hoping for as the sun was setting.  Every once in awhile she plays nice.   With this image I think the thing that really stands out to me is the endless depth of field it portrays.   Starting from the front edge of the water leading all the way back to the forest the depth just goes forever.  Because of the pond I broke the classic rule of thirds on the horizon to squeeze it in.   It just seemed like the right call.

My heart goes out to all those affected by the Wallow Fire.  The devastation has been costly.

Until next time…

 

Camera: Canon 40D with a Tamron 17-35mm zoom

Processing: 5 images, Lightroom 3, CS4, Photomatix Pro 4, Phototools 2.6

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