Tag: Yosemite

  • Vernal Falls, Yosemite, JFC

    Vernal Falls, Yosemite, JFC

    Although we’ve now seen all 4×5″ negatives out of Jessica’s Collection, there are still a few strips of 120 format (2 1/4″ wide roll film) negatives left to scan and look at. The first envelope I scanned contained 4 images of Vernal Falls in Yosemite. These 4 images are all taken consecutively. There was no […]

  • Yosemite, JFC, 1965

    Yosemite, JFC, 1965

    This 4×5″ negative sleeve has “Yosemite, June 1965” in pencil writing. The majority of these images are of sequoia, and I believe these are in the Mariposa Grove at the South Entrance. This would have made most sense in light of the trip from Stockton at the time, and the observation Joel left us with […]

  • Yosemite in Infrared, JFC, 1963-1964

    Yosemite in Infrared, JFC, 1963-1964

    Another 4×5″ negatives sleeve in the Jessica Fong Collection of Dardis negatives contains Yosemite landscapes photographed on infrared film. This is something Joel did quite regularly between 1962-1965. It does give a dramatic twist when done with a good amount of red filtering. In the order as found, here they are: The green foliage turns […]

  • Half Dome, Yosemite, JFC, 1962

    Half Dome, Yosemite, JFC, 1962

    The exact date of these images is June 9, 1962. Joel just turned 41 and he treats himself on a trip to Yosemite, his second one. These negatives were found across two sleeves with a “Yosemite, June 9, 1962” note on them. Joel focuses on Half Dome during this trip, and one more location I’ll […]

  • Yosemite, JFC, July 1961

    Yosemite, JFC, July 1961

    The sleeve in the Jessica Fong Collection has the exact date, July 1, 1961. Three weeks after Joel’s 40th birthday. These are all 4×5″ negatives and the first images we’ve ever seen from this area as photographed by Joel. Previous land and seascapes were all closer to home, and the majority were located at the […]