Gone to See America October 2008 Road Trip. Eighth Annual Nikonian Photography Adventure Trip. Day 6: Yosemite National Park.
On the last day of ANPAT 8, we did a walkabout in Yosemite Valley. First, we visited the smallest waterfall in the valley at Fern Spring. It is just off the road and in the shade. Well worth taking the time to visit and photograph. I also got some images of mushrooms/tree fungi. While I was busy with the mushrooms, the rest of the group tried to get a picture of a small brown bear running to the Merced river.
Gone to See America October 2008 Road Trip. Yosemite National Park.
I arrived in Yosemite National Park a day before the beginning of ANPAT-8 and spent the afternoon driving around Yosemite Valley. A storm had just gone through and there were a lot of low clouds in the valley. The 3000 foot tall granite rocks surrounding the valley are impressive. Then realizing the small specks going up El Capitan are rock climbers.
Individual images in the slideshow can be viewed here.
Gone to See Iceland 2014 – Winter Photography Workshop. Day 6: Golden Circle.
Return from the center of the earth. Fisheye view from behind Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall in southern Iceland. HDR composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon Df camera and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, 16 mm, f/10) using Capture One Pro and Google HDR Efex Pro 2. For the title, I like the B&W version better than the color one. There are also too many artifacts (purple fringing) in the color version. In either case, it was a difficult shot with the wide range of light, and the constant spray of water from the waterfall. The pathway to the back of the waterfall was covered with ice, and I was glad I had crampons for my boots.