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winter morning in yosemite



sunlight breaking through winter fog and clouds on a quiet snowy morning in yosemite valley,california,with the stormy sky reflecting on the merced river....
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sunlight breaking through winter fog and clouds on a quiet snowy morning in yosemite valley,california,with the stormy sky reflecting on the merced river.
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CPF_Photoart PRO
 
CPF_Photoart May 21, 2014
Wonderful landscape, love the reflection and mist
SheilaDraper
 
SheilaDraper May 21, 2014
Absolutely beautiful! Need to enter this in the 500 White Color contest that opened this morning :)
abihillphotography
 
abihillphotography May 25, 2014
A stunning image
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade June 07, 2014
awesome
Pablo-Klik PRO
 
Pablo-Klik June 20, 2014
BELLA COMPOSIZIONE.SCELTA ECCELLENTE
clownsonvelvet PRO
 
clownsonvelvet July 08, 2014
Best shot of Yosemite I have seen in a long time. Perfect!
dani5
 
dani5 January 20, 2015
stunning!, well done
JudyRushing
 
JudyRushing February 22, 2015
So very beautiful! I love the light and the composition.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 26, 2015
Beautiful! Congrats.
AnnuO
 
AnnuO May 26, 2015
Love everything in this photo!
lanie_walsh
 
lanie_walsh May 28, 2015
This makes me want to go back.... Fantastic shot!
hwishnick PRO+
 
hwishnick June 11, 2015
Breathtaking
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo June 15, 2015
Lovely.... Congrats!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 June 28, 2015
Absolutely gorgeous!!
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer June 28, 2015
truly beautiful
markcote PRO+
 
markcote June 28, 2015
Congrats Lucmena!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 July 27, 2015
We were just here in May and left to head to Sequoia one day before a freak snowstorm hit. We might have seen this same thing had we been here a day later! As it was, we got to see more in Sequoia...and boy was it COLD....!
Beautiful beautiful shot and edit! Congrats!
ppuru
 
ppuru August 17, 2015
Picture postcard like. Magnificient capture.
Grskovic
 
Grskovic December 14, 2015
Beautiful! !
michaelfraser PRO+
 
michaelfraser February 02, 2016
This has to be one of the most beautiful photographs I have ever seen! Absolutely AMAZING!
roberthartung
 
roberthartung February 11, 2016
Beautiful composition! I've got some shots from the same spot but wasn't as fortunate as you with the mist and clouds. The reflection is perfect!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 February 12, 2016
Lovely, lovely winter scene. Beautiful swirls of mist and cloud, great reflection. Congratulations on being a finalist!
michaellanoue
 
michaellanoue February 28, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
michaellanoue
 
michaellanoue February 28, 2016
Stunning image of an iconic landscape. I love it.
Beegirl
 
Beegirl August 29, 2016
What a beautiful capture
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe June 28, 2018
Stunning!
lucmena
lucmena August 01, 2018
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locaruthers
 
locaruthers August 16, 2018
This heat in Texas is making me wish I was wherever this picture was taken 😍😍
melkinsco PRO
 
melkinsco September 11, 2018
Gorgeous!
lucmena
lucmena September 23, 2018
thx!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 18, 2018
Absolutely beautiful
lucmena
lucmena September 23, 2018
thx!
Rafaphoto PRO+
 
Rafaphoto February 20, 2019
So serene
lucmena
lucmena March 04, 2019
thx!

Behind The Lens

Location
this image was taken in yosemite valley,during a late winter storm
Time
around 7.30 am,it was freezing and raining/snowing,but definitely worth it:)
Lighting
nature did the lighting for me,but is was tricky as the light was constantly changing and i had to adjust my camera settings accordingly
Equipment
that picture was shot in february 2011,back then i was shooting olympus,E-3 and the venerable 12-60 zuiko
Inspiration
i was so immersed in that beautiful scene that morning,i was amazed at what nature was pulling out in front of me i was completely alone on a little swinging wooden bridge over the merced river,and i kept shooting until that perfect scene appeared. that ray of light hitting the left side of the mountain lasted a few seconds,and i am glad i was there to record it
Editing
my work flow consist of some adjustments in adobe ACR,and then i move to photoshop,with the help of some of the NIK collection plug-ins the sensors in today's camera are so efficient regarding to dynamic range and image quality overall that little is needed in post if you get it right in the field so i spend more time shooting and stick to a pretty simple but efficient post workflow
In my camera bag
nowadays i shoot with sony,i have an A7Rll,with various sony and Zeiss lenses,i also have a little sony a6000 as a back up camera,and that "backup" camera has given me fantastic results and is often the only camera i take on a specific shoot.i have it paired with a sigma 19mm f2.8 and sony 70-200 f4
Feedback
just get out there,be patient,and most importantly have fun i enjoy the outdoors regardless if i come back with that great shot or not but i keep coming back every year to those same spots i love so much,and yosemite valley is one of them there is always an image to capture there,day and/or night

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