Larch in Autumn's Colour


The Larch is a conifer that changes clolour in the fall and drops its needles. The variety of Larch found in the southeast of British Columbia is tall and thin with few lower branches, probably to better cope with the winter snow loads and compete with Lodgepole Pine with is common in the area.

This photograph was made with Kodachrome 200 and a Nikon F5 in the fall of 2000. It was scanned at slightly over 10,000 samples per square millimetre. Many modern (as of 2012) digital cameras of base sensitivities of ISO 200, with little visible noise, but ISO 200 was the most sensitive Kodachrome made and had considerable graininess.