Photo Of The Day By Beth Young

Photo By Beth Young

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “El Dorado National Forest, Wildfire Devastation” by Beth Young. Location: Kirkwood, California.

“As the sun was setting and casting interesting shadows on these wildfire-devastated trees in the El Dorado National Forest yesterday, I experienced a profound respect for the life and death they endured,” says Young. “As a photographer who prioritizes capturing uplifting, hopeful images, it’s really difficult for me to photograph images with any semblance of decay or destruction, but I was inspired to attempt it nonetheless. Minimal post-processing was required to convey the reverence I have for these resilient trees, primarily relying upon Adobe Lightroom’s latest color grading panel, which really has a profound impact on the mood of an image using slight color adjustments in the highlights, shadows and midtones.”

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Exposure: 1/500 sec., f/5.6, ISO 800, 300mm.

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