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Abandoned Car, Harrisburg. Death Valley National Park, California
Abandoned Car, Harrisburg, 2006. Death Valley National Park, California

In the Death Valley ghost town of Harrisburg, high in the Panamint Mountains, very little remains except for a few wooden structures, several abandoned mine tunnels and this old abandoned car. My visualization for this photograph was to show the car set amidst a vast, lonely gray desert landscape. This image has several possible interpretations, but I found that using a highlight mask to enhance the brightness and contrast only within the car, and leaving the surrounding terrain soft and low in contrast, makes a successfull print that fulfills my visualization. Gentle burning of the edges of the print helps to bring the attention to the central subject and emphasizes the differences of contrast.


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