Range of Light Photography™ (Yosemite) http://www.rangeoflightphotography.com Fine Art Gelatin Silver Prints by Ben Dewell en-US Fri, 03 Jul 2020 19:21:37 -0700 Fri, 03 Jul 2020 19:21:37 -0700 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss ZenPhoto RSS Generator Wildcat Falls #2 (Yosemite) Wildcat Falls #2

Its final plunge pooling gracefully from the cliffs above, the cascades of Wildcat Falls are hidden from the direct view of most visitors to Yosemite Valley. Wildcat Falls #2 is one of three views included in Wildcat Falls Triptych.

 

5-3/4" x 9-1/2"

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Yosemite Fri, 01 Mar 2002 11:13:27 -0800
Wildcat Falls #3 (Yosemite) Wildcat Falls #3

Its final plunge pooling gracefully from the cliffs above, the cascades of Wildcat Falls are hidden from the direct view of most visitors to Yosemite Valley. Wildcat Falls #3 is one of three views included in Wildcat Falls Triptych.

 

5-3/4" x 9-1/2"

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Yosemite Fri, 01 Mar 2002 11:05:43 -0800
Gates of the Valley, Spring (Sepia) (Yosemite) Gates of the Valley, Spring (Sepia)

I was on my way out of Yosemite Valley following a few days of shooting when this early spring scene at a much photographed site presented itself to me. Even though the tourist tram actually makes stops here to allow visitors to take pictures, light and weather conditions eventually conspired against me so that I could no longer resist committing this iconic view of the Valley to film. Although I had revisited the proof from time to time throughout the years, I withstood persistent urges to make a fine print of the negative, as I felt that it was too much of a tourist shot. That changed when I happened upon a photograph of the scene by a well known contemporary black and white photographer that convinced me to make a fine art print of my own. I now consider this to be one of my finest prints.

 

This is a unique, one-of-a-kind, sepia toned print

24"X30"

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Yosemite Fri, 02 Dec 2011 09:28:28 -0800
Merced River, Autumn (Yosemite) Merced River, Autumn]]> Yosemite Mon, 01 Nov 2004 10:42:15 -0800 Yosemite Falls Refection (Yosemite) Yosemite Falls RefectionIt is by choice that I don't show a lot of iconic prints of Yosemite landmarks, but uncommon Spring flooding of the Merced River onto the Valley's meadows provided this unexpectedly unique vista of two entire Upper Yosemite Falls.


81/2"X14", 12"X20", 141/2"X24", 18"X30", 24"X40"

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Yosemite Fri, 02 Dec 2011 09:29:25 -0800
Reflection and Flow #1 (Yosemite) Reflection and Flow #1

A peaceful scene revealed itself to me early one spring morning as fog wafted lazily off the water and began burning off the mixed pine and oak forest along the Merced River. At the time, it was quite a satisfying experience to fall into the ground glass under the embrace of my view camera's darkcloth. The tranquil waters of the Merced seemingly disrupt and modify the resilient verticality of trees on its opposite shore. This panorama style (1:2) print is meant to be viewed along side Reflection and Flow #2.

 

7"X14", 10"X20", 12"X24", 15"X30", 20"X40"

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Yosemite Wed, 16 Dec 2009 17:43:31 -0800
Reflection and Flow #2 (Yosemite) Reflection and Flow #2

After shooting the companion panaorama (1:2) piece Reflection and Flow #1, I noticed tiny droplets from the previous night's rain oozing off a budding Dogwood branch. Reflection and Flow #2 manifests a subtle dimensionality through the juxtaposition between the lateral flow of the foreground branches and the vertical reflections of stalwart black oaks overlying the mirrored El Capitan monolith on the stream's opposite bank.

 

7"X14", 10"X20", 12"X24", 15"X30", 20"X40"

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Yosemite Wed, 16 Dec 2009 17:15:17 -0800
Wildcat Falls #1 (Yosemite) Wildcat Falls #1

Its final plunge pooling gracefully from the cliffs above, the cascades of Wildcat Falls are hidden from the direct view of most visitors to Yosemite Valley. This print was selected as the best of three views for individual portrayal. It may also be seen as an example of Cropping a Negative.

 

81/2"X14", 12"X20", 141/2"X24", 18"X30", 24"X40"

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Yosemite Fri, 01 Mar 2002 00:00:00 -0800
Treecicles, Badger Pass (Yosemite Winter) Treecicles, Badger Pass

Icicles drip tantalizingly from the branches of white firs along the Glacier Point Road near Badger Pass. In all my years of winter revelry in the Sierra, I had never encountered a display of ornamentation such as this. Very nearly every tree had been decorated as if by the invisible hand by some benevolent trickster.

 

81/2"X14", 12"X20", 141/2"X24", 18"X30", 24"X40"

 

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Yosemite Winter Tue, 01 Mar 2005 00:00:00 -0800
New Snow, Oak Branch (Yosemite Winter) New Snow, Oak Branch

There is a kind of zen simplicity to the fractal venation of this dormant Black Oak branch. Accentuated by snow, it swaddles the huge boulder behind in mothering embrace. There is no direct light anywhere in the scene and it was snowing quite heavily at the time. For years, the empowering clarity of this print greeted me each time I exited the soft yellow glow of my darkroom.

 

11"X14", 16"X20", 20"X24", 24"X30", 30"X40"

 

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Yosemite Winter Wed, 06 Feb 2008 10:17:41 -0800