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Golden Meadow



Taken at Tuolumne Meadows Yosemite National Park CA.

Taken at Tuolumne Meadows Yosemite National Park CA.
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elued29 Premium
 
elued29 April 22, 2015
WONDERFUL view and WONDERFUL shot!
bravo!
markcote
markcote April 22, 2015
Thank you :)
bethany66
 
bethany66 April 23, 2015
Stunning image. I want to be there!
beckykempf PRO+
 
beckykempf April 25, 2015
This is my favorite of all your landscapes.
Robb PRO
 
Robb April 29, 2015
the meadows, stay on top....
eddielambrechts
 
eddielambrechts April 30, 2015
Excellent shot.
teewhyell PRO+
 
teewhyell May 09, 2015
Really beautiful, well composed image! It ranked in my top 4 picks for the creeks & streams photo challenge.
Bretond1
 
Bretond1 June 19, 2015
Your work is inspirational and it captures the moment perfectly . i love landscape photography and aspire to reach this level.
happy shooting!!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 June 27, 2015
Congrats ! Beautiful photo in every way!
emil
 
emil July 02, 2015
Amazing shot dear Mark!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair July 03, 2015
Nice!
markcote
markcote July 03, 2015
Thank you, Ali!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 July 03, 2015
Beautifully done! Congrats!
SnezanaPetrovic
 
SnezanaPetrovic July 05, 2015
Wonderful!!!
markcote
markcote July 05, 2015
Thank you again, for the awards :)!
Robb PRO
 
Robb July 07, 2015
so many venture just to the valley, I love the meadows , lakes and trails.....too sweet!
markcote
markcote July 07, 2015
Thank you, Robb! Unfortunately but probably to keep it from being destroyed they are restricting access to the Meadow.
GayleLucci PRO+
 
GayleLucci July 18, 2015
Congratulations, Mark. This is extraordinary!!!!! Well deserved win.
rpdhjja
 
rpdhjja August 01, 2015
A very good landscape, beautiful.....
paulhagerty
 
paulhagerty August 02, 2015
Love this photo. Especially love the sharp textures in the grasses in the foreground which contrast with the dreamy yellow textures in the mist...fab
swugino
 
swugino August 02, 2015
This has been an amazing taken.
suzyscenes
 
suzyscenes August 02, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
suzyscenes
 
suzyscenes August 02, 2015
This is so beautiful! Great work!
ashlymchatton
 
ashlymchatton August 02, 2015
I really love the sunlight kissing the meadow.
franoiseligero
 
franoiseligero September 11, 2015
Magnificent scenery and composition!
markcote
markcote September 11, 2015
Than you, Franoiseligero! :)
werol
 
werol September 11, 2015
perfect capture!
GratefulWanderer
 
GratefulWanderer September 30, 2015
All of your photos are amazing, but I'm drawn more to ones like this that maintain the natural look of the landscape.
janland PRO+
 
janland October 04, 2015
Beautiful capture & composition! Congrats!
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 January 06, 2016
Perfection!
vargiriou
 
vargiriou August 04, 2016
Great photo! Good luck with photo Contests!
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography August 16, 2016
Congratulations one more finals, now to win.
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 29, 2016
Wonderful shot
SteBil30 PRO
 
SteBil30 November 30, 2016
congrats on all your wins. Well deserved!
ChrisHPhotos
 
ChrisHPhotos December 29, 2016
Beautiful light, composure and scene.
lsuits PRO
 
lsuits January 04, 2017
WOW - this photo is simply stunning!!!!
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 January 25, 2017
Glad to see this photo amongst the finalists for photo of the month . I had voted for this awesome shot. Many well deserved congrats
markcote
markcote January 26, 2017
Thank you, Zigog! My granddaughter got up early with me so it has even more value to me :).
johnboywalton196 Premium
 
johnboywalton196 April 15, 2017
Breathtaking view. What a truly superb image, fantastic capture.
Hamelkst
 
Hamelkst April 21, 2017
Perfection!!!
terryhancock
 
terryhancock June 04, 2017
Fantastic shot
Drperry113 PRO+
 
Drperry113 June 20, 2017
Nice tones and lighting. Well done

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken at Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park.
Time
Taken in the morning around 6 am.
Lighting
There was a low hanging mist in the meadow when my granddaughter and I got up early for a sunrise shot. I was looking forward to how the mist would look when the sun came up over the mountains to the west.
Equipment
My camera was a Nikon D600 with a 16-35mm Nikkor lens and I was without a tripod.
Inspiration
I had been capturing some shots of the mist in the meadow when I came upon a creek with a nice reflection in it and as I realized the sun was just coming up between the trees I thought it would be a great time to capture a sunburst through the trees behind the creek.
Editing
I use LE 5 and a plugin from ON1 software.
In my camera bag
I usually carry two lenses. A 80-400mm Nikkor and a 16-35mm Nikkor. I carry some ND filters and a lightweight tripod.
Feedback
I have found one of the best ways to capture a sunburst is through the trees and I shoot many shots trying to get the burst without the lens flare or at least get a cool looking flare. Usually an aperture of f20-22 will get the best results.

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