Category Archives: Nature

Ben Burr Trail

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Photo caption: Martha Jones rides her bicycle on the Ben Burr Trail near S. Altamont St. in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

In this photo for The Inlander, Martha Jones rides her bicycle on the newly paved Ben Burr Trail in Spokane, Wash. http://www.inlander.com/spokane/ride-ben-burr/Content?oid=2897805

Smoky Sunset

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The sun sets behind wildfire smoke as viewed west from the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place next to city hall in Spokane, Wash., Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. A wildfire in Lincoln County, Wash. covered portions of eastern Washington in smoke. (Young Kwak)

Smoke from a wildfire in Lincoln County, Wash. partially obscured the sun as it set as viewed from the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place next to city hall in Spokane, Wash.

Leo Carrillo State Park

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(Young Kwak)

Here’s a photo from Leo Carrillo State Park in California in 2007.

I picked Ilford PanF, a very finely grained slow film rated at ISO 50 by Ilford, and exposed it at EI 20 exposed using a Canon EOS Elan 7e with a 17-40 f/4 lens. This was probably at closer to the 17mm range. I added a red 25A filter to add contrast and achieve a darkened sky. The exposure as metered using my Minolta Flashmeter IV with the Viewfinder 5 degree and came up with 3 seconds at f/22 between 6:30 and 7:30 pm. The actual exposure was 6 seconds at f/19 to take into account the reciprocity failure of the film. The film was developed in HC-110, dilution H (1:63 from the syrup) for 7 minutes with normal agitation.

The negative appeared a little flat but showed its full range of tones and contrast once scanned. The negative was then scanned in an Epson 4490 using a 1.8 gamma and adjusted for contrast using curves, dodging and burning in Photoshop CS.