Nov 18, 2005 at 2:38 pm #1217180
This past summer I hiked the John Muir Trail with my brother. Without the information I learned on this site, I would have never been able to complete it.
The gear I used was more or less Ryan’s 5 pounds sleep/shelter/clothing system + a 3 pounds MS Phantom, a 2 pound Bearikade, a 3/4 Nightlight, and more “easentials” than were originally on his list. A typical day was 16 miles/3,500 feet up and down, but we did have two 20 mile/5,000 feet elevation gain days. One covering Glen and Forester passes in the same day.
Below are some of my favorite pictures. They were all taken with a Ricoh GR1v using Fuji Velva 100. They were scanned with a Cannon Photosmart S20 using Vuescan and then processed in Photoshop. Click on any of the pictures below to see a larger image.
Hope you like them.
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Ken HelwigBPL Member
@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Great photos. Been to many of the same places and the photos do them justice. Both Glen and Forester in one day? Wow.Nov 18, 2005 at 3:11 pm #1345420
Ryan FaulknerBPL Member
Great pics, anyone of these could become a postcard :-)Nov 18, 2005 at 3:47 pm #1345421
What camera / lens did you use?
RogerNov 18, 2005 at 4:06 pm #1345422
Thank you for the kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures. Roger – The Camera was a Ricoh GR1v. It has a fixed focus 28mm lens. It is a film camera and is no longer made, although Ricoh just released the Ricoh GR Digital which Ryan is going to be reviewing soon. I didn’t use any filters. The film was Fuji Velvia 100. It’s very saturated slide film.Nov 18, 2005 at 4:31 pm #1345424
Tom ClarkBPL Member
@tomclarkLocale: East Coast
Great photos. Thanks for sharing.
I think that first photo should be labeled “Liberty Cap,” not “Half Dome.”Nov 19, 2005 at 10:41 am #1345449
Amazing saturation without filters!
You gota love the JMT it’s a photographer’s paradise the only problem is I never seemed to bring enough film. On my last trip I found myself painfully rationing every last exposure on my roll.
Despite the weight penalty I still prefer my SLR to a Rangefinder because of the options (Lens Filters and a more creative control).
Thanks Again for sharing your Pictures,
FastWalkerNov 19, 2005 at 11:03 am #1345450
Rick DreherBPL Member
@halfturboLocale: Northernish California
Agree, very good technique, using the right tools. Looking at these shots makes me want to go hiking, stat!
Me still likey film! I’ve settled on 1×36-exp roll/day +1 as my film budget. Most of the time it’s enough. I mostly use a Contax T3, which offers very good contrast, saturation and flare control, and only carry the big guns on dayhikes and some overnights.
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