by Robert Glenn Ketchum
Growing up my parents had a home near Sun Valley, Idaho. It was there that I learned to ski. Over many years I befriended members of the Decker Flat Climbing and Frisbee Club, with whom I had both life, and art-forming outdoor experiences. I had my camera, and these are my adventures.
Monday, June 27, 2016
The Higher You Get, The Higher You Get - Sun Valley and the DFC&FC, #8:
THE HIGHER YOU GET, THE HIGHER YOU GET - Sun Valley and the DFC&FC, #8: I was a VERY unschooled photographer and so I had not really been concerned with the technical aspects of image-making. Now that I was turning my attention to the landscape and starting to work with larger cameras and film, I began to explore what those techniques might be. I loved the intense foreground-to-background detail that can be achieved by adjusting the aperture of the lens, so I began to work more with a tripod because making the aperture adjustment also causes a much slower shutter speed. With the Sun Valley winter as my subject matter, I was often confronted by brilliant lighting that tested the limits of what the film could record as well. And, I did not have to go far to put all of that into play. The home my parents leased was on Wood River Drive in Ketchum, and the large house and property stretched from the street to the banks of the Wood River. This image was made shortly after sunrise following an all-night snowfall, and I am standing at the edge of the three-car garage, looking through the trees toward neighbor's homes. Depth-of-field? Check! Extreme exposure? Check! Now, run back inside and warm up that pathetic camera.
photograph(s) © copyright, ROBERT GLENN KETCHUM, 2016, @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd
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