Years ago I hiked up Yellowstone’s four mile trail and back down again in the same day. It’s actually almost 10 miles round trip and ascends 3200 feet. Gorgeous views! What a great but exhausting trip.
My photos came out pretty but a bit hazy and lacking in contrast. Now I understand why Ansel Adams used black and white to create his stunning photos of Yellowstone. The haziness and gray tones turn into dramatic vistas.
I spent quite a bit of time working on this photo. I used tuning, sharpen, film grain and cinemascope with many contrast adjustments to get the best end product. I think both the sepia and black and white versions make outstanding photos. They are below, along with my original.