Monday, May 10, 2010

Dogwoods are here

Dogwood trees along Merced River, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California  2009

Dogwood trees along Merced River,
Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 2009


4 sec at f/16, focal length: 113mm, ISO 50, Aperture Priority, -2/3EV,
- 11 May 2009 7:24 pm PDT. Photographed with Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/4L, tripod mounted.



I haven't had a chance to make it out for the dogwoods yet this season, but word on the street is that the next few days are pretty much prime time in Yosemite Valley. Most of the trees should be in full bloom and hopefully just before they're leafed out so the blossoms aren't too hidden.

If you happen to photograph, or perhaps already have photographed, dogwoods this season please do share a link to your efforts in the comments below. It may not be in the cards for me to get out in time this year so I'll need to live vicariously through you all!


Dogwood over Merced River, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California  2009

Dogwood over Merced River,
Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 2009


1/8 sec at f/11, focal length: 145mm, ISO 200, Aperture Priority, +2/3EV,
- 11 May 2009 6:21 pm PDT. Photographed with Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/4L, tripod mounted.

2 comments:

  1. Nice, subtle work. Great you are producing quality images and resisting the urge to over-saturate everything that seems common these days. Must be wonderful to be right in Yosemite as you are. You have names of people I have met on your list of photographers such as Bill Atkinson, Brett Weston, Edward Weston, Eliot Porter, Galen Rowell, Guy Tal, Jack Dykinga and William Neil. Have you ever heard of Philip Hyde? He was a student of Ansel's and Edward Weston's and taught with Ansel in Yosemite. I won't talk more about my dad here as this is your blog, but I am curious if you have ever seen the work because you list a lot inspirations in the same circles and people he influenced.

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  2. JohnOConnorPhotoMay 11, 2010 at 10:13 PM

    Hi David,

    I definitely know of your dad's work and it has been an inspiration to my work just as much as the names listed on the side there. I've been meaning to add his name for a while now but always forget, so thanks for reminding me and I'll do it now!

    Thanks for the kind words about my own work and I'm glad you found my site.

    Cheers

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