Rabbitbrush #2, Mono County, California
This second version of this scene is the fifth and last exposure mentioned in the other version's description. The two make a fine example of how radically lighting can change a subject and how very quickly. It was just lucky that each works well as a starting point for a finished image. The small rotational difference between the frames most likely derived from the slop in the way the film holders fit into the camera, rather than to a change in the roll position of the tripod head. The film also needs to be manually adjusted for drum scanning, but each mounting job was done with extreme care and optimally for retaining the full area of the image on the film. The sun is setting behind the great wall of the Sierra Nevada at the northern end of Yosemite and just beyond. The ground is covered here with minerals from the nearby hot spring, which had been a great feature of this part of the world, but I fear may soon be lost to creeping development, like so much of the world has been already.