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Featured Winter 2019 in Yosemite [Added Images 2-28-2019]

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Nam-in-Sonoma, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    Every year when February come, a few friends and I are always making plan of going there to try to capture Horsetail Falls.

    This year, a few days before we head out a big storm is forecast to come over the Bay Area and Yosemite National Park, which meant that we might not be able to see the light show. We still decided to go. When checked in to our hotel that night it started to snow.

    We still wanted to capture the sunrise at Tunnel View so we planned to get there early

    As we arrive at the Valley loop the road was covered with snow and we had to put on snow chains.

    [1] As we arrive to Tunnel View, we were surprised that no one was there because the fog blocked all the view of the valley...so I turned to shoot the entrance of the tunnel

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    Yosemite Wawona Road Tunnel by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [2] El Cap from the South Side Loop

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    El Cap by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [3] El Cap Close up

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    El Capitan by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [4] We then head to Valley View but it's still very foggy

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    Valley View by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    It keep snowing and foggy all days

    [5] Next day, it has even more snow

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    El Portal by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [6] Merced River with some slushy ice

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    El Portal by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [7]

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    El Portal by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [8] Later on the sky start to open up..so we try Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge

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    Half Dome by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [9] Closer look of Half Dome

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    Half Dome by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [10] From the Meadow

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    Yosemite Meadow by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [11]

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    Yosemite Meadow by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [12]

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    Yosemite Meadow by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [13] Horsetail Falls...unfortunately it's too cold for the snow to melt to form big enough waterfalls

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    El Capitan by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [14] The famous Tunnel View as soon as I finished this pano, the rangers came and kicked us out of there because the road were blocked and people went around the block sign

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    Tunnel View by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [15) Headed back to Valley View for sunset and while waiting a close up of Cathedral Rocks

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    Cathedral Rocks by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [16] Sun is setting and this shot is just before a big cloud moved in to block the light...therefore the light didn't move all the way up to the top of El cap

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    Valley View by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [17] Last shot before heading home...without able to see the light show

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    Valley View by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    until next year
     
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  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team Subscribing Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Stunning. Surely a front page nominee !
     
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  3. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Nam
  4. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
    Even though you didn't see what you wanted, what a great set of shots. So beautiful. Thanks, Nam!
     
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  5. Bushboy

    Bushboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2018
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    Charlie
    Wow! Shockingly good pics, You must be so stoked! :) 
     
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  6. Andrewmap

    Andrewmap Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jun 5, 2018
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Martin
    Brilliant set of images, thanks for sharing.
     
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  7. Julia

    Julia Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
    Dresden, Germany
    Incredible set of photos! I loved [10] because of the amazing structure the snow had on the stones in the foreground, [16] because the composition just leads you into the frame and toward the rock and [17] just rocks because of the light and colors. Thanks so much for sharing!
     
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  8. Walter

    Walter Mu-43 Veteran

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    Germany
    @Nam-in-Sonoma@Nam-in-Sonoma
    what a beautiful series, both black'n'white as colour.
    A superb landscape captured with stunning photos.
    My special favourites are 8, 10 and 16.
     
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  9. Kalifornier

    Kalifornier Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 29, 2014
    California
    Lovely pics!
     
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  10. jrsilva

    jrsilva Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 1, 2012
    Portugal
    Jaime
    Very beautiful pictures!
    Well done!
    Thank's for sharing with us.
     
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  11. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  12. Glorious imagery! thank you.
     
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  13. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    Those are gorgeous. Yosemite is my old stomping ground and I miss it. Those blue skies are a great memory.
    I've been away for a while, but had to comment. Excellent.
     
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  14. Ranger Rick

    Ranger Rick Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Rick
    Fantastic! Dependably excellent, I'm always on the lookout for your posts.
     
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  15. Keeth101

    Keeth101 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 5, 2018
    Amazing pictures of an awesome place. Thanks for showing.

    Very deservedly a front page feature.

    (So glad you kept them all in color and didn't go the arty-farty route and make them B&W. That would have lost the whole meaning of this beautiful world of ours.)
     
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  16. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    Thank you everyone.
    I went back this past weekend and got skunked again, but this time at the last minute with big cloud moving in while the show is going on and then when the light is about to get good. Felt sorry for the people who went there for the first time.

    Will try to add more pictures from this past weekend later.
     
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  17. rfaucher

    rfaucher Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    Feb 12, 2014
    Ajax, Ontario
    Rob Faucher
    Excellent work and it's great to see Yosemite in the winter.
     
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  18. felipegeek

    felipegeek Mu-43 Enthusiast Subscribing Member

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    Jan 8, 2014
    Miami, FL
    Felipe
    I'm late with the compliments - Your compositions were masterful and beautiful even if the conditions ideal for your purposes. Very much enjoyed the images.
     
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  19. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    Thank you @rfaucher@rfaucher and @felipegeek@felipegeek.

    Here are the come captured past week end

    [18] Live Composite of the Tunnel and stars trails

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    Star Trail at the Tunnel by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [19] Sunrise view from the inside of the tunnel. This one with Pen-F

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    From the Tunnel by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [20] Half Dome Reflection

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    Half Dome Reflection by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [21] Three Brothers

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    Tree Brothers by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [22] El Cap

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    El Cap by Nam Ing, on Flickr
     
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  20. Will Focus

    Will Focus Mu-43 All-Pro

    Well Shazzam ! Glad I stopped by this thread! Wonderful images, thanks for sharing these.
     
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