Photographer's Note

Antelope Island is in the middle of The Great Salt Lake, and can be reached by a narrow road from shore. It is a wonderful place to visit, a place where people haven't shown their hand in the landscape much at all. The Island was home to a heard of American Bison, deer, and other animals. Were there ever antelope? I don't know.

I took this image at sundown. It was quite dark, and there were many clouds. The light had various colors, warm from the sun, but on the beach where I was, it was almost green. The storm was turning up the lake, which is shallow, and it took on a green color too.

This is one of my favorite places to photograph. I grew up near this area, and when I was in high school, while others were working on their hot rods, and playing ball, I was out photographing on the island. I wished I had the better tools when I was younger.

The shot was based on using a wide angle lens, a 90mm Nikkor, and all I cared about was the horizion and the water and sky. My notes showed that this was to be cropped significantly. Notes also show that I found the exposure using a spot meter on the highlights on the water, and pushed it to the chromonance limit of the E100SW (overexposed the reading by 2.5 stops). This allowed the darker areas to fall on zone 3.5. I wanted to keep the shutter speed fast enough to show texture in the water.

It is sad to think in 9 years, with dark cool and dry storage this film is starting to fade some.

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