Aspens and grass, Colorado
In the cool, brooding of November, in the rockies near Boulder, I found just the bit of wildness I was hoping to see. I had arrived too late for autumn leaves and had to hope for evocative bare trees. As is the case with most pictures, this one only became right, during my days of making additive Cibachromes, as a result of tonal adjustments which I made in the lab. For example, the grass was darkened relative to everything else. This allowed both the foreground and the background to be rendered as a relatively full range of tones, from dark to light, making a final print more luminous and lifelike. The rendition here is considerably more advanced still, thanks to the great gift of numbers as the medium of control replacing chemicals, which are a far more unruly lot.