Harmon first became interested in b/w analog photography at the age of 14, stimulated by the gift of a Kodak Developing Kit from his parents. This interest has persisted and expanded down the years, and Harmon has accumulated much experience in darkrooms and behind the lenses of various video, still, cine, 35mm and 16mm, and large-format graphics cameras, in many parts of the world.
The union of photography with computers is a happy one for Harmon, as everything and more that used to be accomplished in the dark, by means of bulky equipment and wet trays of photographic chemicals, can now be accomplished in a well-lighted room, seated at a compact digital work station. An "eye" for the picture, however, and creative imagination, patience, and meticulous care, are still indispensable "tools of the trade."
"A picture is worth a thousand words," so following is a series of photographs titled Moods of Ute Mountain. Click on a thumbnail image below to view an enlarged version of the corresponding frame.
|Title frame of the film clip, Moods of Ute Mountain.|
|First key frame of the film clip, Moods of Ute Mountain.|
|The morning mist begins to thin.|
|A bright, sunny day emerging.|
|Not all days on Ute Mountain are uniformly sunny.|
|Many are, however, even in winter.|
|Sometimes, the colors are reversed.|
|There is something else that is peculiarly reversed on Ute Mountain.|
|Ute Mountain is hot.|
|Only when fresh is snow to be seen on the upper slopes of Ute Mountain.|
|Ute Mountain at sunrise on a crisp March morning.|
|One of any number of spectacular Ute sunsets.|
More recently, Harmon has taken an interest in recording the sweeping panoramas invited by the wide-open spaces of Northern New Mexico; of which this 360° pan is an example.
360° Panoramic View in Northern New Mexico [1,020 kB; scroll right to view entire image thumbnail.]
There is a larger version of this photograph here, annotated with geographic features and landmarks [4.1 MB].
Sunrise over Wheeler Peak. [438 kB]
Evening Shadows in Jemez Canyon. [1,779 kB]
All images in the collection, "Moods of Ute Mountain" copyright 2004 by J. Harmon Grahn. Copying and redistribution of any such images are permitted in any medium provided this notice is also conveyed. Contact me about use of high-resolution versions of these or other photographs.
All other images copyright 2004, 2005, 2006 by J. Harmon Grahn; all rights reserved.
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