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The Eruption II



Chosen for the Cover of the Summer 2014 issue of N-Photo Magazine.
This was taken at Sentinel Bridge Yosemite Valley.
There were three of us at firs...
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Chosen for the Cover of the Summer 2014 issue of N-Photo Magazine.
This was taken at Sentinel Bridge Yosemite Valley.
There were three of us at first waiting on Sentinel Bridge for the show to begin but it was getting late and it didn’t look like anything was going to happen. Infact one guy did leave (he missed literally a golden opportunity :). We were almost giving up ourselves and then we noticed the hint of color on the cloud and it didn’t take very long to turn bright orange. In fact we were both so enthralled in taking pictures of it we almost missed the show behind us in the meadow where the sun was actually going down. That is where I got my Meadow sunset shots.
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Cheever2
 
Cheever2 April 23, 2015
Thank You for describing your experience. What a rush!
arifunsal
 
arifunsal June 04, 2015
Awesome view! great light and beatiful warming colours..
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RDVPhotography June 22, 2015
Congratulations on finalist in Orange!
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 January 06, 2016
It would be a difficult choice between this and the portrait format...this one looks less like an eruption, but not less beautiful!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken on Sentinel Bridge in Yosemite Valley Yosemite National Park.
Time
This was taken Nov 22, 2013 at sunset.
Lighting
This shot was amazing because everything was grey and we almost gave up on there being any color.
Equipment
For this shot I used a Nikon D600 with 16-35mm lens and this was hand held.
Inspiration
There were three of us at first waiting on Sentinel Bridge for the sunset to begin but it was getting late and it didn't look like anything was going to happen. The grey cloud that was forming above Half Dome looked like there was smoke coming from Half Dome and when it started turning orange it became even more spectacular.
Editing
I processed this in LR and used a plugin from On1.
In my camera bag
I usually carry 16-35 and 80-400 Nikon lenses. I also carry an assortment of ND filters and tripod.
Feedback
This is a once in a lifetime sunset shot of Half Dome and the Merced River so what I recommend is to go where you want to see beauty and wait a little while to capture it :).

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