A Diamond in the Rough

FotoPosa gathered at the Mariposa Museum & History Center for February’s photoshoot.  There was a plethora of things to photograph on the museum grounds—rusty parts and pieces of mining relics from the Gold Rush era.

That day, coincidentally, my husband was a docent at the museum.

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We walked the grounds for an hour photographing anything that we thought would make an interesting picture.

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The photo shoot taught us how to adjust our camera settings for bright light and close-up photography, though not necessarily macrophotography.

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It also tested our skills at post-processing—cropping photographs, adjusting light, or in some cases artistically altering a photograph.  Below (left) I photographed a section of a Joshua Hendy jaw crusher, then artistically altered the same photograph (right) in post processing.

If you visit the historic town of Mariposa, add the Museum & History Center to your list of things to see.  As one visitor said, “It’s a diamond in the rough.”  And the Smithsonian Institution dubbed it “The Best Little Museum of Its Size West of the Mississippi”.

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