Been there done that, but let's do it again

January 15, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

I've written abaout this before but let's have another replay.  This scene is instantly recognizable as it has been photographed by millions each and every year.  In case you don't recognize the place, it is Yosemite Valley from tunnel view point.  This place was the playground of Ansel Adams and anyone else who loves the natural mountainscapes.  I know this is not a unique capture but when you are there looking down at this beautiful scene (just after snowfall) why wouldn't you want to photograph it?  "I was there to see this!!!" . Pictures really do not do it justice.  The scene before you is thousands of metres (or feet for the Americans) in height and width, snowcapped trees, clouds and waterfalls all in one place...truly have to be there.  Which brings me to the point: Enjoy the scene before you.  Think about what you are feeling, then try to capture the feeling by photographing it.  If you do it in reverse order, you may not appreciate the scene, mess up the shot (as you aren't thinking about what and why you are photographing it) and really not remember why you are out there (to enjoy nature) when you don't see to right results through the 3" screen.

 

 

Details:

Single shot D800E. f 8 @1/25s, 24-70mm Nikkor at 24mm.

 

-Vin Singh

 

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