Laurent Baig – The Wild Light

September 26, 2009

In Quest of Aspen

Filed under: Arizona, Photography — Tags: , , , — Laurent @ 10:42 am

 

Aspen Sun Burst

Aspen Sun Burst

 

I’m off for a week to Colorado, and then the white mountains of Arizona for a few days after that to see if I have any luck finding aspen leaves turning golden yellow as in this image of populus tremuloides that I made in Lockett Meadow near Flagstaff, AZ.  I love trees, I love fall.  I’m tired of being hot, and I’m ready to shiver through the winter.

Making an image like this requires a bit of luck when using a view camera.  You have to predict where the sun is going to be when you fire the shutter.  Unlike most cameras, you can fairly see what’s happening when you pull the trigger.  I used a wide angle lens and a small aperture and simply guessed (well, I knew the sun would be behind the trees!) at when the right time for a  good sunburst would be.  This time, I guessed right!

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September 3, 2009

Little Wild Horse Tank

Filed under: Arizona, Around Tucson, Photography — Laurent @ 8:08 pm

 

Little Wild Horse Tank, Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Little Wild Horse Tank, Saguaro National Park, Arizona

 

Sometimes it takes me a little while to get to my 4x5s.  For one reason or another, I didn’t bother scanning this image from summer 2008 until a few weeks ago.  I didn’t much care for it in color (the image was made on Provia), so I converted it to monochrome and I like it much better this way.

Little wild horse tank is a small rivulet that runs off the west side of the Rincon mountains just east of Tucson. The entire Rincon mountain range is protected in the Saguaro National Park, Rincon mountain district – also known as Saguaro east side.  It’s a great hike for an early summer morning…as long as you get back to the car before it gets too hot!

You are reading a blog posting from the photographer Laurent Baig. Feel the wilderness experience.

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