Galen Rowell (1940-2002) was my inspiration for pushing the limits of my outdoor 35 mm photography. Our Patagonia Trekking Photos followed his suggested techniques for E-6 film (Shoot ISO 100 at ISO 125); how to pack your equipment for safe travel; traveling with film, etc.
His death along with his photographer wife Barbara Rowell in a plane crash impacted me greatly. And learning that their Families had closed the Mountain Light Gallery in 2017 was a sad reality.
Trekking the “W” in the Paine Massif was a dream of my husband’s, but none of his friend from his mountaineering and climbing days wee interested. So 8 years into our marriage we went to Patagonia and Trekked the “W”. The trip also inspired our first Annual Calendar in 2006.
Now that Kodak E100 is back, I can highly recommend:
- Galen Rowell: A Retrospective
And many other books all available online at that ‘place’ that I refuse to give free advertising to….Looking at his work will show you the full capabilities of 35 mm photography. Below, our 2006 Calendar (in case you haven’t checked out the “Deep Archive”).
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Enchanging places, wonderful photographs. Also: I hope that the glaciers are still there..
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They still exist, but glaciers are getting smaller…….