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“Clouds and Fog clearing up and revealing the cliff right next to upper Yosemite falls”
In a rather cloudy and rainy weather I took a hike towards the base of lower Yosemite falls, leaving my camera behind fro a change. As we were returning back (still a long way from my car), I saw a glimpse of the blue sky and part of the cliff next to the upper Yosemite falls. The quality of light on the cliff face was just amazing, it was bright enough, but not so much to create harsh shadows. The sunlight was being filtered by the clouds and a very diffused quality light was hitting the cliff. Now, I had to run to my car leaving my wife behind
The shot above was taken while looking up right from the parking space on the road, the tree tops, I believe do not provide any size perspective, but do add some contrast in the frame. Without them, it would only be the white cliff and the light colored cliff face. With this I wanted to present the experience of looking up at the tall cliffs and feel their power.
“#1 Mist rising from Ahwahnee Medow, and the soft morning light backlighting the almost turned fall leaves. #2 First light hitting uper yosemite falls as a burst of water glides down the granite”
I vividly remember the morning I made this photo. When I woke up early and looked up outside the tent, there was not a single cloud to be seen. Whereas the previuos two days that I was there, it was rather more interesting than that. But instead of sleeping in late, we decided to go out anyways before sunrise towards Tunnel View and see what we end up getting. Surpisingly as I was passing though Ahwahnee medow, there was this (very) thin layer of mist that was rising up and I decided to just wait it out here in the medow until the sun crept into the valley.
I ended up keeping two images from this mornings shoot.