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Yosemite National Park. The day couldn't have been more perfect!! I'm not used to seeing the Merced river so calm. Usually it's flowing, but the ...
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Yosemite National Park. The day couldn't have been more perfect!! I'm not used to seeing the Merced river so calm. Usually it's flowing, but the stillness was perfect for reflections!
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16 Comments | Report
cavazbe PRO
 
cavazbe December 31, 2020
Wonderful!
joybello PRO
joybello December 31, 2020
Thank you!
ivatrocke PRO+
 
ivatrocke Jan 24
Gorgeous image!
joybello PRO
joybello Jan 24
Thank you! I was thrilled with how perfect the conditions were for photography!
FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady Feb 15
These came out great 👍
tonyraymondthompson PRO+
 
WOW !!! What a stunning image. Congratulations on your win.
joybello PRO
joybello Mar 10
Thank you!! I'm pleasantly surprised by my win!
Natulya PRO
 
Natulya Mar 10
Congratulations
joybello PRO
joybello Mar 10
Thank you!
kurtsnyder PRO+
 
kurtsnyder Mar 10
Congradulations on your contest win! I love the Yosemite image you created. It is superb! I am following you so I can see all your new inmages as you upload them! kurtsnyder
joybello PRO
joybello Mar 10
Thank you so much for the compliments. The elements cooperated for this photo.
jensen9cat PRO+
 
jensen9cat Mar 10
Outstanding
joybello PRO
joybello Mar 10
Thank you!!
Lukekat PRO+
 
Lukekat Mar 11
Amazing. so beautiful. :O)))))
joybello PRO
joybello Mar 11
Thanks so much!
morningglory2 PRO+
 
morningglory2 Jun 13
Absolutely beautiful ❣️
joybello PRO
joybello Jun 13
Thank you!!
seanballentine
 
Wow beautiful shot
joybello PRO
joybello Jun 17
Thank you!
Sharleen05
 
Sharleen05 Jun 18
Beautiful!
joybello PRO
joybello Jun 18
Thank you, Sharleen!
DAsEye PRO
 
DAsEye Jun 18
A beautiful shot, with great reflections
joybello PRO
joybello Jun 24
Thank you!
bethking_3887
 
bethking_3887 Jun 24
Fantastic
joybello PRO
joybello Jun 24
Thanks! 😁
quintonboshoff_3562 PRO
 
Awesome image. The story of peace and tranquility it tells is enhances by a strong composition, beautiful colors and contrast. Reflections on the water gives it a strong depth of field. Overall awesome.
joybello PRO
joybello Jun 30
Thank you so much for your kind assessment. It means a lot!!
smanshrestha_9601
 
I..love.. you \u1F618
dewaynerawlings PRO+
 
Awesome!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Yosemite National Park on a cold day in December.
Time
It was fairly early in the morning, probably around 9am. The park was operating on limited hours during that time, and opened at 8am. I made sure to be at the gate by then.
Lighting
The morning sun shining on El Capitan, along with the fog, mist, and perfect reflections made this scene magical!
Equipment
Canon EOS R Camera, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens at 24mm, Sirui T-2205X carbon fiber tripod, and Manfrotto 496 center ball head
Inspiration
As soon as I stopped my car and saw the scene in front of me, I knew I had to capture it. As I said above, the lighting along with the fog, and reflections, made this scene magical!
Editing
This is an HDR photo combining three photos in 1.33 stop increments using Photomatix Pro. The aperture was f/18, and the shutter speeds were 1/30, 1/13, and 1/5. The ISO 100.
In my camera bag
I have a Canon EOS R body, along with these lenses: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8, Canon EF 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8, and Canon 100mm IS USM f/2.8 Macro lens. I keep it all in a Lowepro backpack. I have a Sirui tripod with a Manfrotto ball head.
Feedback
Watch the weather for clearing storms, etc... and get out and shoot! Morning or evening light is the best.

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