A total of four negatives in this 4×5″ negative sleeve out of the Jessica Fong collection of Dardis negatives.
The tree is clearly the same tree we discussed in the “Carson Pass” sleeve. Red Lake is indeed in the Carson Pass area in the Eastern Sierras.
The description fits. The 1974 date doesn’t jive with the previous November 1971 date, so leaving this in the middle. Joel at times indicates on the sleeves the date of printing, not necessarily of the taking of the image.
In the end, close enough for a general idea. Two of the negatives were actually positive prints obtained by rephotographing the key negative.
FIrst image in the sleeve is photographed on infrared film. Safe to say that this has become a staple in Joel’s repertoire.
It’s obvious the above shot to have cloudy skies, while the tree images don’t have clouds at all. So clearly taken on different trips to the same area.
A different positive rendition from the same negative is found below.
Quite a dramatic difference from the original 4×5″ negative below.
That’s it for this sleeve. After comparing the Carson Pass images from Nov 1971 with the shots above, we can only take away that Joel visited the same areas time after time.
As for the tree, all the image we’ve seen so far were from the same trip.