The grain in this grayscale image is an accidental discovery, and it reminds me of pictures shot with Tri-X many years ago.
I used to push Tri-X to ISO 800 or 1600 in my little Olympus OM-1. I liked the grain, and more, I enjoyed the freedom of taking pictures in dim light.
I took this picture a couple of weeks ago — my first visit to the Valley since before the pandemic. It’s winter, and it is a little threadbare and worn. But there are still climbers on El Cap:
Snow by the Merced:
My wife says sometimes that she would like to be reincarnated as a rock. I’m not sure about the mechanics of that, but here is a nice rock:
One could let the fever dreams of twisted humanity flow by; in a few hundred thousand years they will resolve.