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The Morning Breaks



Errant beam of sunlight illuminating the vibrant colors of the autumn trees as the morning breaks over Yosemite valley. The radiance of the sun and the reflecti...
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Errant beam of sunlight illuminating the vibrant colors of the autumn trees as the morning breaks over Yosemite valley. The radiance of the sun and the reflection in the water adds beauty and grandeur to the place.
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27 Comments | Report
darrellbalfour PRO+
 
darrellbalfour November 20, 2018
great capture !
menxcuizon
menxcuizon November 20, 2018
Thank you!
sallyG11 PRO+
 
sallyG11 January 05, 2019
Absolutely stunning, beautifully done!
menxcuizon
menxcuizon January 25, 2019
Thank you!
ricrog
 
ricrog January 05, 2019
Great photo !
menxcuizon
menxcuizon January 25, 2019
Thank you!
TcCamera PRO
 
TcCamera January 05, 2019
Stunning! So sharp, beautiful composition and light
menxcuizon
menxcuizon January 25, 2019
Thank you!
Selswick
 
Selswick January 05, 2019
Amazing Capture. Well done
menxcuizon
menxcuizon January 25, 2019
Thank you!
vickiehwright
 
vickiehwright January 05, 2019
Magnificent capture!, Better than post card perfect!!! Fabulous sun shot,...... Truly a Master piece!!
menxcuizon
menxcuizon January 25, 2019
Thank you!
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose January 05, 2019
Gorgeous shot! Excellent composition!
laurentwach PRO+
 
laurentwach January 14, 2019
This is incredibly beautiful!
menxcuizon
menxcuizon January 25, 2019
Thank you!
Roussou
 
Roussou January 21, 2019
Amazingly beautiful.
menxcuizon
menxcuizon January 25, 2019
Thank you!
lindapersson
 
lindapersson January 22, 2019
Absolutely love it. What a wonderful composition and the light is gorgeous. Well seen and captured!
menxcuizon
menxcuizon January 25, 2019
Thank you!
edhendricks PRO+
 
edhendricks January 22, 2019
Beautiful place..excellent shot of it ..nicely done
menxcuizon
menxcuizon January 25, 2019
Thank you!
Stellasview
 
Stellasview January 23, 2019
Stunning! Well done!
menxcuizon
menxcuizon January 25, 2019
Thank you!
cottonketchie
 
cottonketchie January 24, 2019
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Rafaphoto PRO+
 
Rafaphoto February 06, 2019
Magnificent
MarleLew
 
MarleLew February 06, 2019
This is a fabulous photo, beautiful balance of color and tones. I love how you have handled the light. You have directed the viewers eye exactly where you want to. The highlights, midtones, darks and shadows are perfect. I could stare at this photo for ages, and I have! Excellent! Thank you for sharing.
Miron_Andres
 
Miron_Andres February 07, 2019
So incredible. I love it
bonico
 
bonico February 19, 2019
Beautiful
RGHunt
 
RGHunt February 19, 2019
Excellent capture.
reggersbach
 
reggersbach February 21, 2019
I love the colour, light and composition. A great image.
simonparry PRO+
 
simonparry February 21, 2019
Stunning view...
JCK5N
 
JCK5N February 21, 2019
Perfect moment
speterson6
 
speterson6 February 23, 2019
Beautiful scene, great light and mood. Love the reflection.
susipolap
 
susipolap March 15, 2019
Wow beautiful reflection and awesome light! Well done!
tonithgabutan
 
tonithgabutan August 26, 2019
This is just beautiful. I wish I'll learn how to capture photos like this in the future.
missietesterman
 
missietesterman September 02, 2019
Thomas Kincaid!!! Awesome 👏
CB-Images PRO
 
CB-Images October 23, 2019
Fantastic colours nice and clean
jgburgess PRO+
 
jgburgess November 16, 2019
Beautiful image!

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in Yosemite National Park, California. One of the best nature and landscape places in the world. There is always a photo to take home each time I visit this park.
Time
Weather was perfect that day. No wind, the water on the Merced River was still. The morning was just glorious!
Lighting
Errant beam of sunlight illuminating the vibrant colors of the autumn trees as the morning breaks over Yosemite valley. The radiance of the sun and the reflection in the water adds beauty and grandeur to the place.
Equipment
This was shot on a Nikon D850 and Nikon 16-35mm lens on a Carbon Fiber Feisol tripod. A breakthrough CPL filter was used.
Inspiration
Been wanting to take a photo of Yosemite during Fall and Winter seasons and I never gets tired of coming back to this place. 2018 must have been a lucky year for me. I was able to take beautiful snowy scenes of the Tunnel view, Three Brothers, Cooks Meadow, and this particular spot. This is just one of my favorite shots of all time.
Editing
Minimal adjustments were involved. Highlights and shadows in Lightroom, brightness and contrast in Photoshop, and detail extractor using Nik editing software.
In my camera bag
As a nature and landscape photographer, I always packed in my bag my dependable Nikon camera bodies and lenses. Nikon D800 & Nikon D850 bodies, 16-35mm, 24-70mm, and 70-200mm lenses. Also my Breakthrough ND filters, remote trigger, extra batteries, and tripod.
Feedback
In addition to knowledge and skills, patience is the key to nature and landscape photography. There is no success without sacrifice, hardwork, and failures.

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