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Bazz February 29, 2016
Fabulous capture! Looks great in black and white. Well done Ron!
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trainwoman February 29, 2016
Ansel would have been PROUD
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chuckrickman February 29, 2016
Such an iconic image. WOW
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NanaSue54 March 01, 2016
Gorgeous Big Bro!!! :)
 
Flosno March 02, 2016
Superbly presented
 
Kazza60 March 04, 2016
beautiful Mono !!
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AnneDphotography March 11, 2016
love this in black and white ! beautiful Ron
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AnneDphotography March 11, 2016
love this in black and white ! beautiful Ron
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rmr731 April 08, 2016
Magnificent BW!
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p_eileenbaltz April 08, 2016
I think Ansel Adams was there in spirit. Excellent work. :)
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KayBrewer May 08, 2016
Congratulations, Ron! Finalist in BW Mountains!
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Bazz May 10, 2016
Congratulations on being a Finalist in Black and White Mountains Photo Contest for May, 2016! Well deserved!
 
Parallel May 10, 2016
My congratulations! Beautiful work!
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onyanita May 10, 2016
fantastic! Congrats on your Contest Finalist Award Ron xoxoxo
 
Kazza60 May 11, 2016
awesome wark Ron congrats on the finalist award :)
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Bazz June 03, 2016
Congrats on Contest Finalist in Covers Photo Contest Vol 29 for June, 2016! Well deserved.
 
ruebusch June 03, 2016
This is an interesting picture. I love Yosemite. Is this a composite image?
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trainwoman June 05, 2016
Wonderful finalist finish in covers!!! Very happy for you
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NanaSue54 June 06, 2016
Congrats on being a finalist Big Bro!!!! :):):)
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eelcovanroden June 17, 2016
Congratulations on your Contest Finalists Wins, awesome photo...
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KayBrewer January 25, 2017
Congratulations, Ron! Finalist in the Black and White Landscapes contest! Good luck - you have a great entry.
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eelcovanroden September 07, 2017
Write a commentAgain my congrats!
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Bazz September 08, 2017
Congratulations on winning People's Choice in Black and White Landscape Photo Challenge for September, 2017! Well deserved!
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onyanita September 09, 2017
yay...congrats Ron
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Bazz August 10, 2018
Beautiful scenery! Thank you for joining my "Anything Black and White" challenge! Good Luck!
 
Mandac15954 November 08, 2018
Absolutely beautiful
 
malijohn Feb 01
Awesome!

Half Dome in B-W



Had to start my Yosemite pictures with an iconic black and white of Half Dome
Had to start my Yosemite pictures with an iconic black and white of Half Dome
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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in Yosemite in Central California.
Time
It was a little before 11 in the morning on February 23, 2016.
Lighting
The lighting wasn't the best as it was near noon but this angle that I shot everything had lots of definition in the rock faces.
Equipment
I shot this with my Nikon D800 and my lens was the Tamron 150 - 600 zoom and I had it set at 150 with f/5 and 1/1000 shutter speed. ISO was 100. This was hand held and no flash or tripod was used for this shot.
Inspiration
We had gone to Yosemite to capture Fire Falls that only happens for about 2 weeks in February. And since Ansel Adams is one of my favorite photographers I was inspired to capture Half Dome in B/W. I took several knowing I was going to convert to B/W and this one was my personal favorite. I wanted to capture something just a little different than what I normally see of Half Dome.
Editing
I processed this in LightRoom and it was cropped to what I wanted. Once converted to B/W I went and darkened the sky, increased the contrast and clarity. I brought down the highlights and brought up the shadows. I also used the Dehaze and increase that as well.
In my camera bag
My usual is a belt that carries two lenses, Tamron 150-600 zoom and my Nikkor 105 macro. My camera, Nikon D800, usually has my workhorse lens, Sigma 24-105. In a back pack I sometimes carry my Tamron 15-30 superwide angle zoom. I also sometimes carry a back up camera, Nikon D7000. I always carry my lens cleaning kit, spare batteries etc also. I have other equipment that I pick and choose from including many things for studio work like lights, umbrellas, light boxes etc.
Feedback
My advice to get a shot like this is number one get out and shoot. I almost shoot daily. Go to National Parks and realize that you don't have to have perfect lighting like in my case it was close to noon. With the cliffs thou I had a lot of shadows and detail because of the suns angle and that says be aware of the lighting at all times. I shoot in manual probably 95% of the time because I like to control every aspect of the image. I use the light meter that is built into the camera as I have no other light meter.

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