Biosphere 2 near Tucson, Arizona

Inside the glass structure

Rio Grande Botanic Garden in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The photographs were taken on 10 and 12 April 2002.

The camera used is an old PENTAX with a 28 mm 1:2 lens (image at the top) and a 50 mm 1:1.4 lens. A Kodak 100 ASA Farbwelt 35 mm negative film was used. It was developed and scanned on a Gretag minilab which writes 2100 x 1400 pixel TIFFs on CD (Gretag Imaging went bankrupt December 2002). Editing, i.e. removing of blemishes, making occasional adjustments for brightness and color saturation, scaling the images down to 1050 x 700 pixels and finally converting them to JPEG, was done with GIMP.