Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Carlton Watkins on The Weather Channel

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    San Joaquin Valley, California
    Posts
    8,182

    Carlton Watkins on The Weather Channel

    Pretty cool glass plates of Yosemite!
    https://thescene.com/watch/weather/b...-national-park
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Melbourne Australia
    Posts
    245

    Re: Carlton Watkins on The Weather Channel

    They are pretty cool, however I couldn't get the name of the photographer, do you know it?

    Thanks for the link.

    Mick.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    1,405

    Re: Carlton Watkins on The Weather Channel

    One of my favorite landscape photographers. In my opinion, he is the one who made the definitive view of Half Dome: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5126/...09c991aecb.jpg

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    San Joaquin Valley, California
    Posts
    8,182

    Re: Carlton Watkins on The Weather Channel

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Fagan View Post
    They are pretty cool, however I couldn't get the name of the photographer, do you know it?

    Thanks for the link.

    Mick.
    Uhhhh...Carlton Watkins?
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

  5. #5
    Drew Wiley
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    SF Bay area, CA
    Posts
    10,544

    Re: Carlton Watkins on The Weather Channel

    Wasn't he the dude who sold orange soda outside Camp Curry?

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    San Joaquin Valley, California
    Posts
    8,182

    Re: Carlton Watkins on The Weather Channel

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    Wasn't he the dude who sold orange soda outside Camp Curry?
    That must have been him. Wasn't he the guy in the top hat who yelled "Helloooooo Glacier Point" too?
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

  7. #7
    Jim Jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Chillicothe Missouri USA
    Posts
    2,351

    Re: Carlton Watkins on The Weather Channel

    For many downloadable Watkins photos, search for Carleton Watkins in http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/. Stream and trees with Half Dome in background, Yosemite Valley, Calif is available as a 209mb download at http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/95514315/. Just the image without the mat will print at about 20.6x27 inches at 300 dpi. Not too bad for 150 years ago!

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Melbourne Australia
    Posts
    245

    Re: Carlton Watkins on The Weather Channel

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kasaian View Post
    Uhhhh...Carlton Watkins?
    I realise that now, at first I thought that was the name of the presenter, having never seen that outlet before, nor ever having heard of that photographer living where I am almost at the bottom of the world.

    Mick.

  9. #9
    tgtaylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    3,798

    Re: Carlton Watkins on The Weather Channel

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Jones View Post
    For many downloadable Watkins photos, search for Carleton Watkins in http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/. Stream and trees with Half Dome in background, Yosemite Valley, Calif is available as a 209mb download at http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/95514315/. Just the image without the mat will print at about 20.6x27 inches at 300 dpi. Not too bad for 150 years ago!


    That is an absolutely gorgeous view of Half Dome from the Merced. Unfortunately that same view today will include a wide barren sandy beach on the right instead of the wooded area shown in the photograph and Housekeeping campground is further to the right. Winter, especially after a heavy snow fall in the valley, is the best time to shoot this view as Housekeeping is closed during the winter and the beach will be deserted.

    If you get the chance to see an exhibition of Watkins' prints, don't pass it up. The quality of the prints is simply astounding even today, 150 years later.

    Thomas

  10. #10
    Vaughn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Humboldt County, CA
    Posts
    6,370

    Re: Carlton Watkins on The Weather Channel

    I own two of his (approx.) 16x20 prints. The Weather Channel story is not quite correct. He was out on a photographic trip when his partner declared bankrupcy -- then the same partner bought the rights to all of Watkins negatives. Watkins had to go out and re-photograph the Yosemite scenes again (the "New Series"). The SF earthquake destroyed all his new images...and his mind -- The Napa Hospital was for the mentally ill.

    Another interesting photographer of the same period was Peter Britt -- came to So. Oregon to mine gold, but ended up as a photographer and horticulturist. Working out of Jacksonville, he took the first photographs (wet plate) of Crater Lake.

    This is one of the Watkins I have...along with one of mine (8x10 platinium print -- The Three Brothers and Three Brothers)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails carleton-watkins-the-three-brothers.jpg   3 Bros_Three Brothers.jpg  
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

Similar Threads

  1. CARLTON / ROC 11x14 view in need of lens board
    By thomphoto in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 7-Dec-2012, 12:25
  2. Bob Watkins still with us?
    By Herb Cunningham in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 7-May-2008, 05:57

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •