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Putorana Plateau



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The Road No Longer Taken
Photograph by Randy Olson

A weathered boardwalk over swampy ground points toward a lake draped at the base of larch-covered hills. Silence is palpable on this roadless plateau, a vast lava field laid by volcanic eruptions some 250 million years ago. Essentially uninhabited and unexplored, this Nevada-size region remains largely untouched by the pollution that taints much of the Russian Arctic.



Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Velvia
Lens: 24mm f/2.8 Aspheric
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Gray
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: None





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