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Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09

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avatar Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 15, 2009 08:05PM
http://forresthickman.com/yosemite02-15-09.html



Post Edited (02-15-09 20:06)



Like I always say, "if you can't laugh at yourself, let me do it".

My Yosemite Blog: http://yosemiteforrest.blogspot.com/
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 15, 2009 08:30PM
Very pretty. Wish I was closer so I could visit after a snowstorm.
Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 15, 2009 09:52PM
Thanks for the update!
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 16, 2009 12:31AM
The pics are great; thank you for sharing (these photo albums are so sophisticated) I had no idea that THIS much snow had accumulated in the Valley, or how low the snow was sticking (I saw that Groveland was only 2000+- in elevation) I am sure that after tonight, these amounts could have doubled (measurements are in feet instead of inches!)

B
Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 16, 2009 08:42AM
You're pretty fast; I was there the 11-13 and still haven't finished processing the pix...but then I was a little tired of looking at snow, so reluctant to jump right in 8^)

It's amazing to me how quickly the snow in the valley melts, at least on the surrounding mountains. When I was leaving on Friday morning, the roads you show as packed with snow were still bare (but that was quickly changing). But I think there was as much or more snow on the mountains around the valley.





Gary
Yosemite Photo Galleries: http://www.pbase.com/roberthouse/yo
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 16, 2009 09:12AM
i bet they will get pounded with snow today. lol my best friend is driving there today,but he's going hwy 140 to try to keep away from so much snow. it will be interesting to hear from him when he gets there.
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 16, 2009 01:33PM
forrestranger wrote:

> i bet they will get pounded with snow today.

Lee Vining sure did.

Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 16, 2009 10:11AM
As we speak...err...type, the webcam shows the Ahwahnee meadow getting pounded; nice to see, but it's a bit gray and dark now.

140 is nice but for those of us who use chains, it's sometimes extra work. The pass at Midpines often gets snowed over, so you need to put the chains on, then take them off at the bottom of the hill (or drive for too-many miles on bare pavement along the river). Then you usually have to put them back on as you get in to the valley. Sometimes 41 is almost easier....you put them on and leave them on, sometimes nearly to Oakhurst.





Gary
Yosemite Photo Galleries: http://www.pbase.com/roberthouse/yo
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 16, 2009 06:38PM
isn't Mono Lake next to Lee Vining? i just saw a thing of tv about Mono Lake the other day, i was pretty sure they said it was close to Lee Vining. i've never been there (Lee Vining).
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 16, 2009 08:13PM
forrestranger wrote:

> isn't Mono Lake next to Lee Vining?

Yes

avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 16, 2009 07:57PM
You watched the upside down house show.

I'll upload excerpts for you onto youtube, Huell hasn't complained about excerpts yet

Lee Vining and the 395 corridor are fascinating, I work it all the time as you know.
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 17, 2009 08:32AM
Vince wrote:

> You watched the upside down house show.
>
> I'll upload excerpts for you onto youtube, Huell hasn't
> complained about excerpts yet


I would caution anyone about to watch one of the Huell Howser clips to adequately steel themselves mentally. (You'll find out what I mean.)





> Lee Vining and the 395 corridor are fascinating,


Some time ago, I read in one of the online Yosemite library books (it was either the one that deals with the history of the Tioga Road or one that discusses the Eastern Sierra mines) that Good Ol' Leroy accidentally killed himself in an Aurora, NV saloon - shot himself with his own gun.

Some weekend when I have nothing to do, or am trying to to avoid doing useful work, I need to access the reference in that book and see if it provides any details on how he managed to accomplish that feat.
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 16, 2009 10:46PM
Photos i took on February 14, 2009





Post Edited (02-16-09 22:50)



Like I always say, "if you can't laugh at yourself, let me do it".

My Yosemite Blog: http://yosemiteforrest.blogspot.com/
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 16, 2009 11:01PM
A regulah Ansel Adams with that Black and White rendition! Isnt it amazing how solomn and moody B&W casts a pic? I have many de-saturated pix in my collection.

Where were you when you shot this pic (the mountain panarama)? Also, what size lens were you using? (if zoom, a guess would do)

No matter what the color -- the composition is very very impressive

B



Post Edited (02-17-09 01:28)



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 17, 2009 12:09AM
Don't believe everything you see...or read
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 17, 2009 01:16AM
Vince: >>Don't believe everything you see...or read<<

Words to live by

B
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 17, 2009 09:01AM
Bee;

i was on the road that is right across from Bridalveil Fall... i use a Nikon D40 with a 55-200 lens.
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 17, 2009 09:34AM
>Bee;
>
>i was on the road that is right across from Bridalveil Fall... i use a Nikon D40 with a 55-200 lens.

huh?

It looks like you took it from around Sentinel Beach Picnic Area.
(you can't see Yosemite Falls from near Bridalveil)
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 17, 2009 09:36AM
Forrestranger:>> i use a Nikon D40 with a 55-200 lens.<<

thanks. I did not see any of the bending on the edges common with wide angle lens, so I was guessing that it had to be bigger than a 28-38.

B
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 17, 2009 04:14PM
EXIF info says you were using a Nikon D3. Very nice pic smiling smiley
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 17, 2009 06:27PM
sorry, you are correct , the bird was done with a D3. i was trading off with my son's camera (who was with me).



Post Edited (02-17-09 18:31)



Like I always say, "if you can't laugh at yourself, let me do it".

My Yosemite Blog: http://yosemiteforrest.blogspot.com/
avatar Re: Yosemite Valley pics on 2/14/09
February 17, 2009 06:39PM
Wish I had a D3 :drool:

I love that shot of the snow-covered falls.
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