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Old Faithful taken with a camera obscura
January 8, 2014

Obscuring Old Faithful

Using the ground beneath his feet as a canvas, photographer Abelardo Morell inspires fresh appreciation for America's national parks. Here, he uses a camera obscura—focusing light through a small opening onto a dark surface—to capture Yellowstone's Old Faithful.

See more pictures from the October 2013 feature story “Visions on Earth.”

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Photograph by Abelardo Morell

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