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Yosemite Falls Captains Log Day1: Morning….again

In winter water freezes. I know brain dead right. Well up on top of the bridge next to the waterfall, one can’t help to take it all in and one of things that was most obvious, or at least stood out the most was the ice shelf’s that formed around the rocks and the moving water. When i saw the bridge over the water connecting the two rocks, i was like sweeeeeet i can blur the water and then have just part of it in light and it would be like beams going across the water under the bridge. Yea no didn’t happen. The light moved down and everything light up. This shot was before that happened.

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However, trial lead to success! At least what i consider to be success. This shot and the next one are the two that i liked the most. They were simple, fun and clean. I like those elements, they keep the pursuit of finding new and interesting challenges enjoyable. The biggest element, this is totally personal choice, was i cleaned up the snow. In reality snow is dirty, it’s covered in everything that the forest and mountains have to offer; but in our minds snow isn’t dirty. It’s clean, soft, and fun. That was important when i did a little bit of content aware. Yes i do use that tool on landscapes, but it’s necessary in order to get that image that I’m looking for.

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I’m not sure what else to say except that the mountains yield some of the best treasures and finding them is such a great feeling.

Images captured with Nikon D3, Nikkor AF-S 70-200 VRII f2.8, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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