Yosemite Valley, early March.

Embraced by mammoth granite,

iron clutch of living earth.

Photos taken with a Leica mini-zoom and ISO 150 Black and White film.

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24 thoughts on “Yosemite Valley, early March.

  1. Fiona.q says:

    i like the 3rd and 4th.

  2. Wow, these are great man! They somehow remind me of days gone by…especially the second one from last. Absolutely beautiful, Jonathan.

  3. arkturosx says:

    These photos are great. Really good job.

  4. thebehenjialterego says:

    It’s so rare to see landscapes taken in black and white. Your photographs are unconventional, and really beautiful!

    • J. William Young says:

      Thank you! And you should check out Ansel Adams for the master of B&W landscapes.

      • thebehenjialterego says:

        I did actually pretty, amazing stuff. I think such photographers possessed a really high level skill (not to mention talent) considering their tools and methods of development

      • thebehenjialterego says:

        I did actually, amazing stuff. I think such photographers possessed a really high level of skill (not to mention talent) considering the tools they used and methods of developing

      • thebehenjialterego says:

        oops sorry posted a reply twice!

  5. Gorgeous! I especially like the second to last one.

  6. Olivia Griselda says:

    i dream of going to yosemite park someday. your photos are beautiful!

  7. Whitney says:

    Simply gorgeous. I love the elegance of the black and white. Do you process & develop your own film, or send it into a lab? Cheers!

  8. Beth says:

    So glad to have discovered your blog. My husband and I are poring over maps and trails right now, getting ready for a homeric road trip from the panhandle of the Florida piney woods to Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion and Canyonlands. Plan to leave last week of April and will document with words and (sadly) my little point and shoot (not the grand photographic work of your friend James!)

    • J. William Young says:

      Thank you, sounds like an amazing trip, much grander in scale than our little jaunt. And I took these photos with my old film point and shoot so cameras aren’t everything ;). Have a fun trip!

  9. Inspiring. It feels like looking at “Ansel Adams” photography!. I liked the fact you are doing them as monochromatic.

  10. Jean Angelus Pichardo says:

    Excellent photos! I liked the 3rd and 4th so much. They made me think about a piece I wrote the last year.

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