"Rainbow Falls"
by Paul Roark

Rainbow Falls is in the Ansel Adams Wilderness just a short hike from Reds Meadow, which is reached from Mammoth Lakes, California. Outside of Yosemite Valley, Rainbow Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the Sierras.

This shot was taken with a very old Rolleiflex twin-lens-reflex (TLR) camera that had the f/3.5 Xenotar lens on it. These old Rolleis are still very capable machines. That said, after a few outings with this Rollei, I was sufficiently impressed by the classic design to invest in a "newer" Rollei TLR, model GX, which has a build-in, behind-the-lens light meter and also has the famous Zeiss f/2.8 Planar lens. The upgrade was well worth the investment. The Rollei medium-format TLR cameras, like the 35mm Leicas, earned their place in photographic history for some very good reasons.

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