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Re: Yosemite Valley after snowfall

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Yosemite Valley after snowfall
April 28, 2014 12:50PM

Well mostly in the Valley as the above was a bit up the road from the Cascade Creek bridge 7:48am Saturday April 26, 2014.

HTML coded up this one night day trip feature on my Saturday adventure in Yosemite Valley after our modest late season snow storm visited Friday and Friday night. Contains 15 each web downsized 1000 pixel dimension images. Recently bought the Sony A6000 mirrorless digital camera and 3 lenses that is the latest 24 megapixel technology marvel and am still coming up to speed with its complex set of functions. Something to complement my 4x5 view camera work more seriously. But was still able to capture some very nice images on the kind of uncommon day a photographer wants to be in the famous park.


The most interesting image is this 6000x4000 pixel dimension full sized image of Cathedral Spires that shows what the new tool is capable of. Note for public web use on link below I downsized that to a 5000 pixel dimension with lossy jpg Quality 7 which results in a more reasonable 3.9 megabyte file. (will take time to load) See the above feature text for more about taking and processing that image.


Re: Yosemite Valley after snowfall
April 28, 2014 01:27PM
Absolutely fabulous!
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April 28, 2014 10:03PM
I love snow pictures; thank you for taking the time to post.

The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
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April 30, 2014 06:54AM
Nice! I especially like the El Cap/Half Dome one.
Re: Yosemite Valley after snowfall
April 30, 2014 07:43PM

Thanks folks, appreciated. Yeah Tom like that image too. Yosemite Valley is one of the best places for a photographer to capture that kind of island in the sky image on this planet because it has so many features right on its canyon rims that thrust up into the blue sky as viewed from valley floor areas. Clouds boil up above the valley on many days but usually it is well above the features. But during winter and spring the level at which mist from evaporating water vapor rising off its considerable cliffs from sun shining on them, condenses into cloud can be lower. Also cannot be too breezy. When clouds are swirling around one has to be patient and know when to move on. On the above image, my tripod was aiming the camera at Arrowhead Spire most of that time which never quite happened but then something began looking interesting over on Mr Yosemite's bald head.

With a digital camera one can quickly move ones frame around as clouds on features do. With a view camera that is considerably more difficult and sluggish. Worse is one has a single chance with very pricy film one is going to want to get it right the first one and only time. Seven years ago when I captured this image from Bridalveil Meadow during intermittent snow showers, I waited over an hour and was constantly adjusting the aperture for the exposure value as lighting changed minute by minute. Was very lucky that day.


Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 04/30/2014 07:50PM by DavidSenesac.
Re: Yosemite Valley after snowfall
May 02, 2014 08:44AM
Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for posting.
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