* Wed C&C (No Theme) Thread, Ed. 282, 13 09 18 *

Started Sep 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
LouHolland
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Re: Rising moon and sunset over Fox Ridge
In reply to dave gaines, Sep 19, 2013

For C&C it's difficult to choice between three different shots! Do I praise the good one or do I make critics on an other one. Mainly people like to here the good things, so I go for the seconds as I find that one magnificent. It is so delicate composed with such nice transparancies and fading colors where needed that the other two can't stand in it's shadow. Maybe I personal would clone out that grey rectangle left from the yucca. Beautiful shot.

Lou

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dave gaines wrote:

I call this place Fox Ridge for the fox that show up here at sunset. My wife and I hiked up here on Sunday and saw two deer near the top, which is rare for this 4200 foot high ridge, a mile or two from any surface water. Before the Station Fire of 2009 there was a fiberglass cistern just over the rise that saved water for the animals to drink. That water attracted deer and fox. We're starting to see them return again this year. I want to build another watering trough.

The low grey box in the middle is a concrete cistern that holds 6500 gallons of water, locked up for use by the Forest Service. I told Andrew a story about this place below my photo in the Sunday Scapes thread about Strawberry Peak.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52180585

E-5 & 14-35 m lens at 28 mm, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/40 sec

For perspective, the same place seen from the other direction a few months ago when the yucca were blooming. Concrete tank on the left and burnt tree just past it.

Fox Ridge

The same ridge looking towards the road/trail. The tank is visible here too. We like to picnic in the shade of these trees.

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