Saturday, March 12, 2011

Winter Images In Review

Hi Folks,

This more or less concludes my winter landscape series as I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of spring and looking forward to getting out with my camera to explore the natural landscape around me in the springtime.

Here are some interesting stats, I shot 136 sheets of 4 x 5 film ( I used Ilford HP5 and Kodak T-Max 400 films ) , I scanned 95 of those negatives, I have featured 56 images that have been posted on this Facebook page. I photographed during the months of January and February and was on my snow shoes for 12 outings, pretty well every weekend , the trail length was from 3 to 5 ams and my hiking time with photography varied from 2 to 5 hours, all totalled I probably hiked ( with snow shoes ) about 45 kilometres, my lowest elevation was 654 meters ( not far from my home ) and the highest elevation was 1661 meters in the Silver Star Provincial Park area near Vernon, BC., Temperatures ranged from a balmy plus 1 or 2 C to minus 17 C. I shot everything with a Ebony 4 x 5 view camera, film only , I used a tripod for all photos, with ski baskets attached on the tips of the legs so the legs wouldn't disappear into the snow.

In conclusion I must say its been a lot of fun and great exercise, photographing snow can be a bit challenging at times, especially when the days were cloudy and the light flat, but I feel snow is perfectly suited for black and white, hopefully I will get out later this year when Winter rolls around once again in my art of the world or early next year, I'm not done yet !



greenfiielder said...

Since I am a chionophile - a creature who thrives in /enjoys snow - and love snowshoeing, I thoroughly savoured these photos.
The play of light and shadow, the crispness, the lovely textures and voluptuousness of the fully-blanketed curves of land are a visual treat that remains in my heart all year long. Thanks Gary.

Gary Nylander said...

Thanks, greenfiielder, I have really enjoyed my snowshoeing and making my pictures of the snow, its been great fun !