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Epic Yosemite Snowdump Weekend

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by tanngrisnir3, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 18, 2011
    I was hoping to get something as incredible as November, 2010, as we heard that the last, big dump was coming this past weekend.

    Long story short, we were not disappointed. Still working through a lot of exposures, and I came back w/121, which is enormous for me. My g/f, a pro who shoots Canon, came back w/over 700.

    All shot with 20mm 1.7 or the 14-45. I brought the arsenal with me, including legacy glass from 135mm to 400mm, but they never came out. Since we were in the valley exclusively, I needed WIDE, like the 7-14, but I don't own anything like that (yet). It made me miss shooting FF 18mm, but I made do with getting big, sweeping vistas and foot-zooming, etc.... All PP in RAW through LR4

    In no particular order:

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    Rostrum & Merced River Valley by tanngrisnir3, on Flickr

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    Merced River Valley, from Crane Flat Road by tanngrisnir3, on Flickr

    Not sure if I like the colors on this, but that can always be changed.

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    Lower Yosemite Falls, Winter by tanngrisnir3, on Flickr

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    Upper Yosemite Falls, Winter by tanngrisnir3, on Flickr

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    Bridalveil Falls in Mist by tanngrisnir3, on Flickr

    And, finally...

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    Upper Falls, Lower Falls, Winter by tanngrisnir3, on Flickr
     
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  2. Warren T.

    Warren T. Mu-43 Veteran

    338
    Mar 10, 2010
    San Francisco
    Yosemite is one of my favorite places in the world, and it is especially magical right after it snows. Thanks for sharing these images with is :).
     
  3. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Wow....LOVE this set, epic for sure.
     
  4. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    459
    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Nice pics. Yosemite is a wonderful place.
    We had snow (actually a nice dusting) Saturday in the mountains behind Santa Barbara (but it melted later in the day, oh well!)
     
  5. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

    424
    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    Excellent shots! I especially like 1, 2, and 5. Has your gf put any shots up for us to see?
     
  6. Fabulous! Some of the images almost look monochrome, and then you see the subtle colours.
     
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Wow, just to see this spectacular panorama is awesome ... but then to capture all this wonderment ... is beyond words. Thank you for sharing. I love California.

    Gary
     
  8. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    594
    Oct 18, 2011
    Thanks! Indeed, she has posted at least one, w/many more to follow (esp. given the fact that she shoots so many shots/trip)

    Although she uses higher end Canon stuff, I like to think the differences in our shots are due to style, philosophy and processing tastes ;-) That, and I have simply GOT to get a mid-range zoom. That 70-200 lives on that 5DII,

    This one is similar to my second one.

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    Bridalveil Fall and Merced River Canyon, Winter (Yosemite) by Robin Black Photography, on Flickr
     
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  9. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Epic photography that you've done there! :cool:
     
  10. Duke Mac

    Duke Mac Mu-43 Rookie

    18
    Aug 10, 2011
    Thank You for sharing the pictures.
     
  11. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    I actually like your shots better. :thumbup:
     
  12. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    594
    Oct 18, 2011
    Thanks! That's not one of her more spectacular ones, and only the first from what she's processed, AFAIK.