Feb 14, 2011

Yosemite National Park

Headed to Yosemite, my usual destination. I don't think anyone needs words to explain this location. The week before heading to Yosemite, I sat around watching videos and reading techniques on Ansel Adams, one of my heroes :], watching his capture process and post processing. I usually do a look before on ways to capture a place or helpful tips as to what you can expect, and also the sunset times (like most photogs now). Ive been to this place way too many times and have everything memorized. But this time I wanted to capture just like Ansel! The only thing added at post processing was a yellow tinted photo filter to get that old effect. If you know how to get that in camera do let me know but this was the only way I could get it.

Moon and Half Dome

Moon and Half Dome

Cathedral Spires and Rocks

Please do comment and tell me what you think. And just fyi here is one of many youtube videos that gave info on Ansel's process:

Wanted to end with this cute quote: “Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.” :P

1 comment:

மீனாட்சி சுந்தரம் - Meenatchisundaram said...

Great photos Pavithra. Ansel is one of my heroes too. I have read that he spends quite a lot of time in dark room and printing process to get that stark BW photos. Check out a documentary of Ansel which is available in Netflix.