Photographing a Yosemite Atmospheric River on 120 & 35mm Film

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Photographing a Yosemite Atmospheric River on 120 & 35mm Film

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Photographer

Jake Tovar

Camera

Mamiya 7, Leica M6

Film

Kodak Portra 400

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