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Yosemite Valley Storm Half Dome

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Storm clouds rolled in over Half Dome

Storm clouds rolled in over Half Dome
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Behind The Lens


At the beautiful Yosemite National Park which is in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.


As we were leaving the park, we decided to stop at a pull-out for one last amazing view of Yosemite National Park. Just as I was walking by the water, the entire scene developed before my eyes! It was absolutely breathtaking and I was in the right place at the right time! Ominous storm clouds parted and provided a reflection of El Capitan in the water at my feet.


As the golden hour arrived before sunset and the lighting from the parted clouds provided the perfect balance of shadows and drama.


I was using at the time a Canon Mirrorless camera, handheld without a tripod.


The shot just unfolded and presented itself to me - I captured it before the clouds and rain returned minutes later.


Very little - it just happened to be THE perfect shot!

In my camera bag

I'm using a Nikon D7500 and D7 now.


Be prepared for the unexpected opportunities in photography. As much as we plan to take perfect shots, sometimes the best unfold before you!

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