Yosemite National Park in Winter

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Nam-in-Sonoma, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nam
    Last week I got a chance to go along my son week long field trip in Yosemite. As luck have it, we got great conditions for photos opportunity.

    [1] Here as we got there the weather was great sunny and all, but the clouds started to form...here is the view of the Valley from the famous Tunnel View with El Capitan on the left, Half Dome in the middle and Three Brothers on the right and the snowy Bridal's Vail Falls

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    Tunnel View before Snow Storm
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [2] A few days later we got hit by a snow storm, to the Californian standard. While there were some rocks slide and all the road in and out Yosemite were closed, I got the Tunnel View all for myself, almost because there were 2 more photographers there but that is low for this spot standard. Almost the same point of view as the first one

    23673993253_eb9a4232c3_b. Tunnel View after Snow Storm by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [3] but it cannot beat the m.Zuiko 7-14mm F2.4 view at 7mm

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    Tunnel View after Snow Storm
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [4]El Capitan

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    Yosemite 2016
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [5]Closer and better view of Half Dome

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    Yosemite 2016
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [6] El Cap from the Valley and Merced river

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    El Capitan - Yosemite 2016
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [6] Yosemite Falls

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    Yosemite Falls 2016
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [7] the Yosemite Chapel

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    The Chapel - Yosemite 2016
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [8] Oak tree in the meadow

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    Yosemite 2016
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [9] Half Dome

    23715216684_e23bc56582_b. Half Dome - Yosemite 2016 by Nam Ing, on Flickr
     
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  2. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Wonderful work! Thank you so much for posting these. I can't understand how 14 people clicked on your thread and not one made a comment - with all the snapshots that are posted, it is so good to see quality.

    Thanks again!
     
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  3. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

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  4. TwoWheels

    TwoWheels Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    A stunning place that's been beautifully captured! Great work.
     
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  5. popiT

    popiT Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2014
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    Beautiful captured of Yosemite in Winter, Nam. I've been there numeric times, including hiking to Half Dome last Summer, but never in Winter. Perhaps time for a Winter trip.

    I heard rocks slide & roads closing but haven't really checked into it.
     
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  6. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
    Gorgeous shots! Looks otherworldly with the snow.
     
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  7. Gonewest

    Gonewest Mu-43 Regular

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    Beautiful photos of a wonderful place. It'sover 20 years since I was there on an autumn holiday from England but I hope to be back soon.
     
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  8. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nam
    Thank you @TwoWheels@TwoWheels.

    Thank you @popiT@popiT, the feeling of the park is completely different in Winter, plus there are barely anyone there while in Summer it's jammed pack. Hiking Half Dome is on my bucket list but now with the lottery system it's harder do plan. I'm planning to go back in February to try to catch the famous "firefalls."

    Thank you @Holoholo55@Holoholo55.

    Thank you @Gonewest@Gonewest, I never get tire of this place and luckily I'm only a few hours away from it.
     
  9. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    Interesting seeing the difference of with and without snow. Great shots!
     
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  10. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

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    Which Haida Graduated filters do you own...and did you use any of them within these shots? All your photos are superb by the way...
     
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  11. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thank you @hazwing@hazwing...I saw people from people who went there the same day but later in the afternoon or late afternoon much of the snow on the trees melted.
     
  12. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

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    I used a ND 8 Grad not Haida but 84dot5...its a new company from Central Europe. They are pretty good and affordable. Thank you @DoofClenas@DoofClenas
     
  13. Bomber

    Bomber Mu-43 Veteran

    Great set of photos Nam, I think you have a few Wal hangers there. Very good.
    Cheers Glen
     
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  14. Nam-in-Sonoma

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  15. Kalifornier

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    I'll echo what others have said. Fantastic photos!
     
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  16. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

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  17. MrDoug

    MrDoug Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Awesome shots.. some of the best I have ever seen on this forum.. Period..
    Doug
     
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  18. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    beautiful shots. I know you seemed to like the wides but I'm so glad you put in the tighter shots, the 7mm diminished the beauty of the mountains and it became "just any beautiful valley". Have to travel there myself :)

    Ansel would be proud.
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  19. Hypilein

    Hypilein Mu-43 Veteran

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    Gorgeous light. Wish I could take shots like that. Maybe Iceland next year will provide.
    One thing though, if you don't mind. Some of the fotos seem a bit overcooked in post (sharpening). Everything else is spot on, and I certainly wouldn't mind those hanging on my walls.
     
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  20. Nam-in-Sonoma

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