Evening Light at Bodie

Bodie

During last month’s trip to the eastern Sierra Nevada, I spent an evening in Bodie with the Light L16 camera. As in many places, some of the best light in Bodie occurs right around sunrise and sunset. To enjoy this time at Bodie, though, you need to join a workshop or one of the Photo Day events sponsored by the Bodie Foundation.

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Later, back in Bridgeport . . .

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A New Light in the Eastern Sierra

Earlier this month I headed over to the eastern Sierra Nevada in Mono County with a new toy: a Light L16. Here’s the first of a few posts showing what it produced.

Upper Summers Mdw Road

Looking toward Monument Ridge from Upper Summers Meadow Road

Dunderberg Peak

Dunderberg Peak, Dunderberg Meadow, Dunderberg Creek

Green Creek

Going up Green Creek Road

Green Creek Trail

Out for a stroll on the trail to Green Lake . . .Green Creek Trail Green Creek Trail Green Creek Trail

Green Creek Trail

Green Creek TrailGreen Creek Trail . . . but not all the way to the lake. Hot heals in a pair of new boots forced me to turn around. I’ll come back next year.

All photos taken with a Light L16, exported to DNG using Lumen, processed in Lightroom, some processed a bit more in Photoshop using Silver Efex Pro and/or Color Efex Pro.

 


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Pictures of the Sun

34-Week Solargraph

Since everyone else this week is sharing their photos of the total solar eclipse (which I was not able to go see in person), I’ll share a different kind of view of the sun. This image documents 34 weeks of setting suns, from 23 September 2016 to 18 May 2017, as seen from the stump of a wooden pole near Virginia Lakes Road in Mono County, looking toward Mount Olsen.

Pinhole camera

The camera in September, at the start of the exposure.

The image was made with a pinhole camera, made from a bright red holiday cookie tin, wrapped in brown paper (for a bit of camouflage, which turned out to be temporary), taped onto a thin board, which was screwed onto the post. It endured one of the longest and wettest winters on record, at 8,650 feet on the east side of the Sierra Nevada. The exposure is made on wet-darkroom photo printing paper, but the paper is not developed — the faint but visible image is scanned and adjusted in Photoshop. These images are called Solargraphs (some in Europe prefer Solarigraphias).

Pinhole camera

The camera in May, after 34 weeks.


Well, okay, here’s my photo of the partial eclipse in central California (21 August 2017), using a colander as a projection device … a sort of pinhole camera obscura.

Eclipse 2017

 


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