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How Not To Take a Picture Of Black Rocks

I took this picture with the intention of showing what the flows looked like, but I failed to take into account the fact that the camera wants to expose things to middle grey. Since the rocks are black, this resulted in a significant over exposure of the scene. I compensated for this somewhat by adjusting the brightness and cropping out the washed out sky, but it would have been better had I adjusted for it in the first place.

Location: Jordan Craters, Malheur County, Oregon

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