Valley View - Yosemite NP

Posted by 1943mike on Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:54 pm

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January 7, 2009, 3:49 pm. This is an HDR image from five exposures: Canon 5D, 24-105 f/4 @40mm, 1/50 sec., f/8, ISO: 200

I've been in the park two or three times in the winter. It's really a magical place in winter and spring. I only wish I could do it photographic justice.... but, alas, my earnest attempts are always falling short.

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by E.J. Peiker on Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:48 pm
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Looks super cold. The image really conveys winter and the valley temperature inversion well.

by Mary Brun on Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:48 am
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Stunning perspective of this wonderful place, it really conveys a cold winter feeling.
I seem to hear the silence around me only disturbed by the slight rustle of the moving water.
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by Gary Gulash on Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:52 am
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I have not visited this iconic park but obviously have seen many photos of it. I like this photo, a refreshingly different perspective. I particularly appreciate the color in the water and the frost hanging in the valley bottom air you have captured so well. I feel your frustration in getting landscape photos that we are satisfied with, it isn't as easy as one might assume - just because the subject material is essentially static.

by Carol Clarke on Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:22 pm
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I love the way just looking at this lovely scene makes me almost catch my breath at the thought of that cold air, Mike! You have captured that winter feeling brilliantly.

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by 1943mike on Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:27 pm
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E.J., Mary, Gary, and Carol,

Thanks for your comments! I appreciate your having taken the time to say something about the image.


by John Labrenz on Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:57 am
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Awesome view....looks cold!
Love that low lying fog

by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:44 pm
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I really like the dark and light contrasts, the soft mist , and the bit of moon showing. The reflection in the water is also lovely- I'd be proud of this one!
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