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Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2011

March 15th, 2011

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM__15.0 sec at f / 16__ISO 100

Last week, I was in Yosemite Valley delivering a print to The Ansel Adams Gallery. On my way home that afternoon, I stopped to check out Horsetail Falls.  Although I didn’t photograph, the falls was very full and gorgeous in shiny, Black and White lighting.  In fact, early March is my favorite time for Horsetail.  I am a bit sick of seeing orange waterfall images. Leaving Horsetail behind since clouds had muted the glowing water, I drove westward out of the Valley.  As I passed Bridal Veil, I spotted this intriguing pattern of snow and alluvial rocks along the river bank.  I pulled over, and spent the next hour or so watching the light change and trying to work out a good composition. One of the last things I tried was some pano frames.  Here is the results of two horizontal frames stitched together in Photoshop CS5.  The long narrow image shape worked well to emphasize the the layered look of moving water, rounded boulders and snow patterns.  Although it is probably hard to really see the full effect of this small rendition on the blog, I am pleased with it.  It is a continuation of my 34 years  seeking out images that show the subtle side of Yosemite.

Enjoy!  Bill

William Neill’s Yosemite: Volume One

6 Responses to “Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2011”

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  3. Very beautifull place! I wish someday to live the experience going there!

  4. I’ve only been to California one time but I was lucky enough to visit Yosemite Valley. What a nice park it is. It’s in Nevada for all of those who don’t know. It’s worth visiting.

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