I was honored to attend Quang-Tian Long’s “Treasured Lands” exhibition at Santa Monica’s Bergamont Station this weekend.

Long is a trained scientist and gifted photographer who fell in love with Yosemite on a visit and decided he had to see all of the National Parks. His exhibition consists of 58 large prints — one from each of the U.S. National Parks.

He shoots on 5×7 film, which is both very difficult and rewarding — these images have an astounding resolution and clarity that really reminds you just how far digital has to go.

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His exhibition runs at the Terra Galleria through October 25th, and is well worth a visit. If you can’t make it out to Santa Monica, though, definitely take a moment to browse through his online gallery. Even on a computer screen, the images are impressive.

Thanks to Andrew for the tip!

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