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Clearing Storm, Yosemite, December 1997

Variable-Tone Carbon Pigments on Archival Matte Paper


After Half Dome, Yosemite Falls is probably the second best known object in both Yosemite and the Sierras. Again, I prefer it with some weather. In fact, many viewers don't even recognize this photo as being of Yosemite Falls. However, if you look closely, you'll see that the falls is still there -- barely.

I usually don't date my photos, but the date on this one is significant. The photo was taken while chaperoning my daughter's sixth grade class at the Solvang School, week-long field trip to Yosemite in December 1997.

For events like this, I now use a Rollei GX camera, a "modern" version of the classic twin lens reflex. Anticipating both quick hand held shots of the kids, as well as landscape photos using a tripod that I'd enlarge to 16 by 20, I used Kodak's T400CN black and white film that uses color negative technology. In my view it offers the best grain of any 400 speed film.

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