Fall trees back lit at the base of a Mountain near the Grand Teton range in Northwest Wyoming. The sun was skimming the tree tops of the descending conifer range, and back lighting the golden fall colors of the deciduous trees based on the lower plateau below.

In RAW processing I brushed in some negative clarity to the golden trees with a third stop exposure boost. Why? I find with age, my eyes, when viewing vistas in direct sunlight, do not have the same acuity with contrast as they once did. I see a slight flare and diminished perception of contrast. (very slight) This is normal Veiling Glare caused with age. (I'm 43) A Hamilton-Veale Contrast Sensitivity Test will show the amount via eye opacity, er lack of clarity there of. I emulated what I saw viewing in direct sunlight, this wonderful vista. This may be a liberty in processing now suited for all viewers.

Photo Information:
Nikon D800E & 70-200mm AFS f/2.8 VRII
135mm f/8 ISO400 1/640 CPL

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