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Yosemite Sunset



Yosemite gives and gives visually, of course, but then sometimes a golden sunset is added! Taken from the far bank when the insects started to bite. It required...
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Yosemite gives and gives visually, of course, but then sometimes a golden sunset is added! Taken from the far bank when the insects started to bite. It required merged bracketed exposures to capture the very wide dynamic range of the sunset and reflection in the Merced River.
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sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 February 20, 2016
Gorgeous..cant wait to be there on Tuesday!
denisetaylor
 
denisetaylor April 25, 2016
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denisetaylor
 
denisetaylor April 25, 2016
Beautiful
Luh_flying
 
Luh_flying May 20, 2016
Cool
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 19, 2016
Very Nice capture

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Behind The Lens

Location
Yosemite National Park, USA.
Time
Sunset
Lighting
The amazing and literally Golden Hour light hit the cliff face and once it moved off the waterfall, I took the shot. With the sun directly on the waterfall, it would have been over exposed. The reflection of the light in the Merced River just added to the image.
Equipment
Pentax K5, Slik Pro tripod, Sigma 18-250.
Inspiration
Yosemite offers stunning landscapes at almost every turn; this was one such scene.
Editing
Raw into Lightroom 6: crop, contrast, sharpening, white balance, etc
In my camera bag
Nikon D750, Nikkor 70-200.
Feedback
"Waiting for the light" is no myth - it is key! The Golden Hours are THE hours, the majority of the time, for landscapes.

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