"POND LILY REFLECTION"
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This little tundra pond lies near Molas Pass in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado at about 11,000 feet. At this elevation the growing season is very short and winter conditions last 8 months - (in one of my fall trips to Colorado this same pond was frozen in late September). This image was captured in late July with afternoon cumulus clouds floating overhead creating patterns with the blue sky. I liked the abstract quality of these forms as they reflected on the water's surface and mixed with the yellow pond lilies. I waited for one of the clouds to block the sun as I did not want excessive contrast from direct light. Tilting the view camera's front standard brought everything nicely into focus.

SAN JUAN NATIONAL FOREST, COLORADO
Toyo 45 AII camera with Schneider APO 210/5.6 lens and Fuji Velvia film - 1 sec at f/36

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