Fifty percent Dome Impressions #1 – Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park, California

Half Dome Impressions #1 - Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park, California

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In this article is a 30-2nd slice of the heritage of Yosemite’s glacier-formed and temperature eroded Fifty percent Dome. As I watched the clouds streak by, I could actually envision how this spot was formed about the eons. No HDR.

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Configurations and many others.:

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon seventeen-40L @ 19 (really broad to get it all into the body)
30-2nd publicity @F13
Hoya ndx-four hundred 10-end filter – Pretty dark for lengthy exposures in daylight.
two hrs right before sunset when the light-weight is nonetheless on the cliff face.
LEE comfortable ND grad (100x150mm) .9 + .seventy five
Lee foundation kit filter holder with Lee 77mm adapter ring
No polarizer. I required reflections in the water
ISO one hundred (a increased ISO to hold it at 30sec-F13 in which the lens is really sharp)
Raw file processed with Capture A single by Phase A single
TIFF file processed with Photoshop

The clouds were being relocating promptly about the leading of Fifty percent Dome, and the light-weight looked great on the rock face. So I set on my dark filter to make a lengthy publicity. In excess of the class of 30 seconds, the clouds moved a lot and the shadows of the clouds manufactured for some great light-weight throughout the face of the cliffs. And the relocating trees and reflections softened in the reflected light-weight from higher than.

This part of The Tenaya River is termed Mirror Lake since is is usually tranquil and reflective. But the wind softened the light-weight falling on the water. The lengthy publicity displays that comfortable light-weight considerably far better than a shorter one particular which would demonstrate the frozen choppy water. In some cases a lengthy publicity feels extra practical than a shorter one particular!

I do have some pictures that are entirely reflective when the wind calmed down. The influence is placing also.

The map displays specifically in which this is. It is a 1-mile hike from the closest highway.

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Posted by PatrickSmithPhotography on 2009-06-27 14:22:27

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