Monday, February 1, 2010

Moonrise, Gates of the Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 2010

Moonrise, Gates of the Valley, Yosemite National Park, California  2010

Moonrise, Gates of the Valley,
Yosemite National Park, California 2010

259 sec at f/22, focal length: 25mm, ISO 100, Manual (Bulb),
- 29 January 2010 7:34pm PST. Photographed with Canon EOS 5D MarkII, EF 17-40mm f/4L, Tripod Mounted

I spent Friday in Yosemite Valley with my Dad and while the day was fun with plenty of photo ops, things really started to get interesting when the moon came up. It was completely overcast most of the day. Perfect for mid-day photography and intimate landscapes. Just as sunset was coming around the clouds had completely burned off. Not so perfect for reasons I'm sure you know. Then, as you can see in this image, they came back, bringing the next, although short-lived, storm with them.

Where did you photograph this weekend? If you've posted your images from this weekend online, please leave a link in the comments below. I'd love to take a look!



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  1. Wonderful wonderful wonderful! Just beautiful! xoox

  2. Beautiful!

    I did a photowalk with Trey Ratcliff along the coast of San Clemente and shot the sunset with palm trees:

  3. Hi John,
    I did go out to photograph, but had no time to check and see anything. We're going on a short holiday tomorrow so hopefully there will be sth to post.
    Excellent image. Just wondering what it would look like in colour?

  4. Just amazing John - this is a fantastic photograph

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  8. Very nice and interesting picture!

    Exciting picture where I had to stop for a while, just absorbing the story, the contrast, the elements, the life, the tone +++

  9. John-I really love this image. The detail in the sky, foreground, the position of the moon the feeling of the image. It is all really wonderful. You should be very proud of this image.