19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Torrey Sandstone and Feather

This image is part of a close-up study (made in 2020) of the natural art found in the seaside bluffs of San Diego’s Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. The goal was to create a set of images that portrayed scenes in and around the bluffs as clearly as possible, with nearly all elements in focus. In the days of Group f/64, view cameras and lenses utilizing exceptionally narrow apertures were tools used to create clarity and depth of focus that exceeded the capabilities of the human eye. Today, software tools can used for a similar purpose, and this was the intention behind this image.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Jeff Maysent