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One day twenty six years ago Yosemite Valley looked like this.

With a Linhof 4x5 perched precariously atop my tripod at full leg and post extension, I had to stand on the equipment case to see the ground glass image.

Depth of field is the key trick in this view, a 127mm Ektar providing the coverage. Lots of fiddling with the tilt and swing until I got it right.

Luckily, the wind was quiet that day, with the shrubbery remaining still during a long exposure.

Modern digital data: I scanned an 8x10 print of the original 4x5 transparency, reducing and processing the image in PhotoImpact 4, and slicing it with the Fireworks Beta.

Twenty six years between the trip of the shutter and the click of a mouse. My goodness!