Monday, July 23, 2007
The Wonder of Opabin Plateau
This is an image I made back in 1991 of the Opabin Plateau area with Moors lakes and Mt. Huber in Yoho National Park ( I love that name ). It was one of those perfect early fall or late summer days in September, lots of blue sky with no clouds, the larch trees were a brilliant orange, ready to drop their needles at the very peak of perfection. On this trip I was shooting black and white film , 4 x 5, which is what I usually would be shooting , although I it was a perfect day for color photography and would have made some beautiful post cards, my vision was in black and white, I used a yellow #8 filter to slightly darken the sky but to also make the needles on the Larch trees almost a pure white, the needles being yellow and the yellow filter thus passing the color through, actually over exposing, giving me the balance of white that I needed to make a good black and white print.