YOSEMITE ON FILM

I had heard so much about Yosemite that I had such high expectations going into the trip. I'd seen photos of Half Dome and El Capitan everywhere on the internet and wondered how just a slab of rock could look that good. Well, it can. Not just good, but awe-inspiring and sublime. On the many occasions when I went to the edge of the various cliffs of the surrounding mountains, I would feel my lets shaking and breath quivering. People talk about the grandeur of mountains and I experienced that firsthand. 

My photography at Yosemite was split 50/50 digital and film. I'd initially planned to use film only on portraits of friends that I was traveling with. But over time, switching between my Canon 5DM4 and my film camera proved too much so I decided to focus on film for the majority of my later shoots. Digital images of nature are all too pervasive so I decided to mix it up and shoot more on my film. Here are the results:

Melody @ Taft Point (Portra 400)

Melody @ Taft Point (Portra 400)

A girl, her camera, and a tree (Portra 400)

A girl, her camera, and a tree (Portra 400)

A girl and her red cape (Portra 400)

A girl and her red cape (Portra 400)

Stop & Stare (& Pose) (Ektar 100)

Stop & Stare (& Pose) (Ektar 100)

I love the cool tones of Ektar 100 (Ektar 100)

I love the cool tones of Ektar 100 (Ektar 100)

Intermittent Sun (Ektar 100)

Intermittent Sun (Ektar 100)

Melody @ Tunnel View (Ektar 100)

Melody @ Tunnel View (Ektar 100)

(Portra 400)

(Portra 400)

Glacier Point at Blue Hour (Ektar 100)

Glacier Point at Blue Hour (Ektar 100)

David (Portra 400)

David (Portra 400)

"Yosemite Falls" (Portra 400)

"Yosemite Falls" (Portra 400)

(Portra 400)

(Portra 400)

Half Dome (Ektar 100)

Half Dome (Ektar 100)

#visitcalifornia (Portra 400)

#visitcalifornia (Portra 400)

Upper Yosemite Falls (Ektar 100)

Upper Yosemite Falls (Ektar 100)

Tunnel View (Ektar 100)

Tunnel View (Ektar 100)

(Portra 400)

(Portra 400)

Half Dome @ Glacier Point (Portra 400)

Half Dome @ Glacier Point (Portra 400)

Self (Portra 400)

Self (Portra 400)