“Half Dome Antique” – Yosemite Valley, CA – Thomas Peck – Featured Photographer
Remember that thing called film? How many of you still use it? Disposable cameras don’t count so put your hands down. Well if there are any diehards left out there then Thomas is your guy with a twist. You see he put together a great panorama of “Half Dome” and then added the antique look from Silver EFX Pro. I thought it came out rather nicely. Merging the old with the new to create an even older look is pretty darn creative. Way to go Tom! Please read his story below and then follow the link to his fun blog.
I took this back in 1997 on a trip with my newlywed wife. Ruined her holiday by staying in Tuolumne Meadows camping site where we were scared to death by bears. We had borrowed a nice car (red Mustang, soft top) and only found out when we arrived that this was about as much of a honey magnet for the bears as it could possibly be. Nervous night under canvas, waiting for the rip of bear claws. Not a very happy wife… But I got some good shots!
These were all taken on my first camera, a Minolta x700, with HP5 for film. No tripod – I was a beginner then… The pix didn’t really come to life until I scanned them, and played around on Silver Efex Pro – the Antique setting here to give a slight sepia look. I know that’s not really Ansel Adams style, but I feel it suits the film medium.
Anyway, my wife and I survived, so Photography 1: Bears 0. And my wife forgave me (relief!). The story is related on my blog if you’re curious to find out more: www.thomaspeck.wordpress.com
(Since then I’ve been attacked by wild boar, forced out of a house by scorpions, and flooded in Venice. All on the blog – enjoy!)
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