26 June - 2 July 2023
5 July - 11 July 2023
Yosemite with Yellow
Phase One XF 100MP Trichromatic, 240mm Schneider, f11 @ 1.3 seconds, ISO 50.
Winter in Yosemite can be a wonderland and Tony Hewitt and I have been very lucky on the last two photo tours to get fresh snow! The white stuff completely transforms the landscape, of course, but it also changes the colour palette. The heavy dark greens of the fir trees are replaced with lighter blues and greens.
A botanist is probably going to tell me the two yellow saplings are dying, have been poisoned or have an insect infestation. I will be disappointed to learn that the colour is not a good sign in terms of health or longevity. However, as a photographer, the yellows created a centre of interest.
Photographed on the new Phase One 100MP Trichromatic back, I processed the photograph in Capture One where I could use its colour editor. Picking out the yellows in the leaves, I increased the saturation and turned the hue round a little to produce the result you can see here. There certainly is a wonderful separation in the colours created by the Trichromatic back - it's a cleanness of colour.
And if you're interested in a photography workshop in the next 12 months or so, I have places left on trips going to the New Zealand ‘Middlehurst’, Antarctica, Canada, USA, Iran and Bolivia. Full details on the Better Photography website!