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redwriter August 14, 2015
Great image. Nice work. - Jake
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KoralC August 22, 2015
Superb!!
 
Debrazig October 11, 2015
Congratulations on winning the Mysterious Mornings contest! Well deserved!
 
nandicmb October 11, 2015
Congratulations on all your Awards, specially Mysterious Mornings Photo Contest!
 
kellumbear October 11, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
 
kellumbear October 11, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
 
kellumbear October 11, 2015
Where did you take this fantastic shot?
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Lillymeg October 11, 2015
Congratulation of being The Winner of the Mysterious Mornings Photo Contest and receiving the Nikon D50 DSLR Camera as your reward. A brilliant capture.
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VHiggins October 12, 2015
absolutely gorgeous! congratulations!
 
Melodygrace October 14, 2015
Congratulations. Beautiful.
 
carolyncwright October 24, 2015
Stunning beauty, Nicki!
 
davidbidmead January 06, 2016
Congratulations ! Spectacular capture.
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Jdronan January 06, 2016
I love the way you have framed this beautiful tree and light!
 
thelucideye January 10, 2016
Wow! I love this shot.. its dream like. Great lighting and colors. Well done!
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RachelPye January 10, 2016
Sorry about the peer award - my mouse slipped before I could select one. Anyway, this is one of my all time favourite images of one of my favourite places on earth :-)
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RoadKing1985 January 10, 2016
I still need to go to Yosemite! Man this is a nice capture. Ethereal! Awesome landscapes, land, trees, mountains, and the skies !! well captured:) Thanks for sharing!:)
 
jpsphotos January 10, 2016
Fantastic shot of the Yosemite Valley. I just love this area and I love the lighting that you captured. Great work and good eye!!!
 
debbieAnne January 12, 2016
I love this photo!!! WOW! Nice shot!!
 
JDLifeshots March 10, 2016
Beautiful! Congrats.
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sweetpea72 March 10, 2016
Speechless!
 
MsElaine May 17, 2017
Awesome
 
Timeinabottle July 11, 2017
Very beautiful, thanks for sharing it..Now if you could capture the smells and sounds with the air on our faces to transport us even more!! Yay
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ncpcov August 20, 2017
Stunning capture
 
kaych22 February 12, 2018
outstanding, great shot.
 
stellakee July 31, 2018
Beautiful 😊
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oldgreybeard October 08, 2018
I like it, Excellent work

First Light



First rays of sun peaking through the trees in Cook's Meadow, Yosemite National Park
First rays of sun peaking through the trees in Cook's Meadow, Yosemite National Park
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Contest Finalist in World Photography Day Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in The Changing Of Seasons Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Mysterious Mornings Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Vol 13 Photo Contest
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Behind The Lens

Location
Cook's Meadow, Yosemite National Park, CA
Time
Early morning around 6:30am
Lighting
My vision was to capture the sun streaming through the golden oak tree, the fog making the atmosphere seem surreal. I maybe had time to take about 10 shots (Exposure 1/50, f/11, ISO 100)
Equipment
Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 60D Lens: EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Focal Length: 19mm Exposure: 1/50 sec, f/11, ISO 100 Tripod: Gitzo, Model GT3530LS
Inspiration
I stumbled across this scene while driving to breakfast after a somewhat uneventful morning of photography. My fiancé and I were in Yosemite National Park for a quick weekend trip in hopes of capturing some of the beautiful fall color we knew the Valley could offer. We were coffee-deprived, starved, and slightly discouraged after attempting a sunrise shot at the famous Tunnel View. While making our way to breakfast, we rounded the corner on Northside Drive, and my jaw literally fell to the ground as we approached this neon glowing meadow. The sun was barely peaking over the mountains, creating soft sweeping side lighting through this thick low-hanging fog. I literally jumped out of the moving car before my fiancé could slam on the brakes, and sprinted across the road-- sweating, shaking, dropping filters, accidently bumping other photographers with my tripod. I knew I only had about 1.5 minutes to make this shot happen. Once I got set up, I realized this was a simple shot, and I just needed to make sure my tripod was steady in the soft, uneven ground of the meadow.
Editing
Post processing was a cinch as the beauty of the image really spoke for itself.
In my camera bag
Canon 60D, Lee Filter System, Singh-Ray ND filters, Gitzo Tripod
Feedback
Sometimes the best images are not what you were expecting! Timing is key in capturing the best light

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