I visited Yosemite National Park in June 2001. The challenge of photographing in Yosemite is how to capture reasonably original images that have not been made thousands of times by other photographers. You can decide whether or not I’ve been successful. (Admittedly there are several here that while not terribly original I still like them!)

All the images below were made on Velvia film with my trusy Nikon N90 camera. I have digitized a selection of slides made on this trip using my Nikon D850 digital camera, fitted with a Nikon 60mm macro lens and Nikon ES-2 slide adaptor, creating 45MByte image of each slide. I’ve then post-processed each image as usual in Lightroom, Photoshop, and (occasionally) ON-1 Photo Raw 2020.

Velvia film was famous for creating deeply saturated colors with a bias to the reds. I think that even though these images are digitized you can still see some of the “analog smoothness” that film creates as opposed to digital. Sort of like vinyl records compared to digital CDs.

Click on an image to see an enlarged view.

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