100 Days of National Parks: Day 27 – El Capitan, Yosemite

El Capitan

There’s something about the granite walls of the Yosemite Valley that make it ideally suited to black and white photography. Perhaps its the association with the works of Ansel Adams, my first introduction to the park, or the way the cracks and crevices in the rough-hewn rock accentuate even the smallest shadow. Whatever it is, I find myself fighting the urge to shoot everything in black and white when I’m in Yosemite, and it’s a matter of willpower to find elements of color in many cases to force myself to highlight them.

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El Capitan

El Capitan
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There’s something about the granite walls of the Yosemite Valley that make it ideally suited to black and white photography.  Perhaps its the association with the works of Ansel Adams, my first introduction to the park, or the way the cracks and crevices in the rough-hewn rock accentuate even the smallest shadow.  Whatever it is, I find myself fighting the urge to shoot everything in black and white when I’m in Yosemite, and it’s a matter of willpower to find elements of color in many cases to force myself to highlight them.

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Film Scribblings: Meru

There are a few films that leave me feeling utterly inferior. Some of them devastate me emotionally, some hammer me mentally until my brain is jelly, and some simply make me feel like less of a man just by watching them. Meru is a prime example of the latter.

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  • Year: 2015
  • Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth “Chai” Vasarhelyi
  • Cinematographer: Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk
  • Website: http://www.merufilm.com

There are a few films that leave me feeling utterly inferior.  Some of them devastate me emotionally, some hammer me mentally until my brain is jelly, and some simply make me feel like less of a man just by watching them.  Meru is a prime example of the latter. Continue reading “Film Scribblings: Meru”