Hawkins Photo Alchemy

Photography by Joseph B Hawkins, Jr.

"Alchemy" - A Power or Process of Transforming Something Common Into Something Special

Black and White Landscapes

Those who have seen and followed my photography know if like Color – Vivid deep saturated color.  It has not escaped me that many of the famous, well known photographers only published in black and white.  It got me thinking about how my photos would look in black and white and how they would be perceived differently. Here are some classic locations converted to black and white.  A work in Progress!

What the process has reaffirmed for me is that composition and light (tones) are the core to the image.  This was a fung project which i will continue to pursue but it will not displace my love of color.

Happy Trails  – The Alchemist

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Tuolumne River – White Wolf to Tuolumne Meadows

Tuolumne River – White Wolf to Tuolumne Meadows

OLD PHOTOS DISCOVERED Sitting home unable to be out and about this weekend I spent some time going through my photo library and rediscovered images from a backpacking trip in 2003 up the Tuolumne River from White Wolf to Tuolumne Meadows. It was four day three night...

Wishon Reservoir

Wishon Reservoir

Wishon Reservoir is part of a marvel of engineering in the Sierra Nevada mountains harnessing the power of melting snow to produce electricity, irrigate crops, and supply fresh water to the residents of central California.