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Alabama Hills National Scenic Area

The Alabama Hills National Scenic Area is located near the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and a couple miles east of the small town of Lone Pine, California. Dozens of natural arches are within easy walking distance from any of the trailheads. If some of these vistas look familiar, that might be because this area is a favorite location for Hollywood movies and television programs...
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Nikon Introduces NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S

Nikon today unveiled the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S telephoto prime, a key lens for wildlife and sports photographers. It’s the longest prime available yet for the Z system, though an 800mm is in development. The new lens includes a built-in 1.4x teleconverter to extend the focal length to 560mm and can also be paired with Nikon Z TC-1.4x and TC-2x teleconverters to get all the way out to 1120mm...
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Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area

The Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is one of several remote badlands in northwestern New Mexico. Throughout the area known as the San Juan Basin, the same geological features that contain beds of coal and gas coveted by industry have also been carved by the ages into fanciful badlands, populated by strange “hoodoos” of rock. The nearby Bisti Wilderness is the most well-known and easily accessible of these badlands and provides a good introduction to the area...
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Last Frame: The Pounce

“In the golden light of a late afternoon, I spent over an hour observing fox kits wrestle and chase each other around a field on San Juan Island,” says Steve Santel. “I was extremely blessed to vicariously share the joy of their energetic and exuberant play. The young vixen, pictured towards the right of the frame, was often the catalyst. She daringly harassed and pursued her larger male siblings. The time spent with these kits was the highlight of the trip. It also proved to be one of the most memorable wildlife experiences I’ve had to date.”..
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Revealing The Invisible

I fell in love with photography in 1974—or, more to the point, I became infatuated with working in the darkroom. My images were not anywhere near special, but I spent hours in a cloud of toxic fumes and vapors, watching the alchemy of images emerge from blank pieces of paper. I felt like a magician. Anyone who has worked in a darkroom knows that feeling well. But I abandoned my darkroom in the mid 1980s for color transparency film, the choice for a working magazine professional at that time. Now, like most of us, I use digital cameras and work in the “grayroom” (yes, my studio walls are painted 18 percent gray). I still feel as if I’m creating magic, only now it’s on a computer screen. “A little bit of saturation here, some burning and dodging there, a bit more contrast overall.”..
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