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Spring Day in Yosemite headed up to Glacier Point the clouds were moody there were snow flurries off and on, decided to wait 3 hours for sunset to see if the su...
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Spring Day in Yosemite headed up to Glacier Point the clouds were moody there were snow flurries off and on, decided to wait 3 hours for sunset to see if the sun would poke through the clouds. I was rewarded for waiting with this view.
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RickL Mar 15
Tremendous perspective and photography

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Behind The Lens

Location
This Photo was taken from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Time
This picture was taken in taken in the late afternoon. I drove up to Glacier Point from the valley in early afternoon. The clouds were very dark and moody, as I walked around the area looking for shots, looking to the horizon on the west I could see there was some openings it the clouds. At that time I decided to stay until the sunset to see if the sun would peer though and light up the clouds. I had only a light jacket with me and while waiting the temp dropped and it very light snow was coming down. Had to rethink staying for the sunset. Decided I had to stay and endure the cold. So after 3 hours of waiting I was rewarded with this view to the northeast.
Lighting
The lighting From the sunset lit up the distant clouds and partially on the face of Half Dome.
Equipment
Taken with Nikon D850 and 24-120mm F4 lens, on a Manfroto C055 tripod exposure ISO 320 f10 at 1/20 sec
Inspiration
I've got several pictures from Glacier, Point but none with a blanket of clouds. It was the moody clouds over Half Dome That inspired me to stay and wait for sunset.
Editing
I take all my pics in Raw, so yes there was some post processing involved which involved highlighting, shadow adjustment along with A minor about of saturation and vibrance
In my camera bag
First thing in my bag is my Nikon D850 body, depending where I am going and what I plan to shoot decides which lenses I bring with me. if I going light it would be the Nikon 24-120mm F/4 lens otherwise I'd go with my Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 I also have another case with my Nikon D500 and Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 available for wildlife. also keep a selection ND filters in my bag.
Feedback
My advise to someone trying to get similar pictures is to visualize your framing of your picture fore ground, mid ground and back ground, watching your lighting develop and patience.

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