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Yosemite in Spring

 
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May 22, 2014 22:27 |  #1

I had a very nice little trip to Yosemite last week. I like to get over there before the Memorial Day weekend when it gets way too crowded for me. Of course this is one of the most photographed place on earth, and its' pretty hard to get an original shot, but I still never get tired of going back and trying!

Up at Glacier Point, there was a bit of a rainbow coming off of Vernal Fall

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Using the new Tamzooka on my 7D at 600mm, I could see a couple of climbers enjoying the fruits of their labors on top of Half Dome.
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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/nEmj​dn] (external link)Enjoying the view from Half Dome (external link) by lennycarl08 (external link), on Flickr

The view from up there in truly breathtaking
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The mandatory stop at Tunnel View
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The next morning it was time to stop at Fern Spring to fill the water bottles
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From near the swinging bridge is one of my favorite views of Yosemite Fall
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Had to wade through a busload of German tourists to get this one at Valley View. Bridalveil is going to dry up early this year.
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Back at the hotel right outside the arch rock gate with some pizza and beer, we enjoyed the night sky we never see in the light polluted bay area.
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The next day we drove hope over Tioga Pass and then back over Sonora Pass. I still haven't got to those files yet. Hopefully soon!

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May 23, 2014 16:50 |  #2

Nice compositions. I particularly like the second one of half dome. They all look a little hot to me and maybe oversharpened as well - that "crunchy" look. I would pull the exposure back a bit and maybe increase vibrance. Then I would back off the sharpening and, probably, increase clarity.


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May 23, 2014 17:40 |  #3

Great work!




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May 23, 2014 19:07 |  #4

Thanks guys.

RGS, these actually have only about a 10 sharpening level if any, as they did look "crunchy" to me as well. It may be that they have too much clarity applied already. They don't look hot on my monitor, but that isn't saying anything. Thanks for the tips, I will keep them in mind as I make my way through more files.


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May 23, 2014 20:16 |  #5

Makes me sad that I couldn't get up there before summer started. The falls look a little sparse. They will dry up early this year.

I like the shot of the top of Half Dome. It sure looks a lot closer than it does with my 400.


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May 24, 2014 06:20 |  #6

Superb shots. I like your compositions and post-processing. Colours of mountains on the third one are splendid.


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May 24, 2014 11:56 |  #7

Itsed65 wrote in post #16925654external link
Thanks guys.

RGS, these actually have only about a 10 sharpening level if any, as they did look "crunchy" to me as well. It may be that they have too much clarity applied already. They don't look hot on my monitor, but that isn't saying anything. Thanks for the tips, I will keep them in mind as I make my way through more files.

they look great to me. gj. :) as for sharpness--they do look really sharp but in my opinion not crunchy. it's hard to say without seeing full-sized pics cause the shrinking/jpg conversion looks different depending on hosts and stuff like that. but I like them all.

maybe try the tenya canyon as a bw?--like ansel adams style? could be cool.

I just moved up to the bay area--really need to meet some people to head over there someday.


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May 24, 2014 22:20 |  #8

I'm going to relent a bit on the hot comment. I looked at them on my laptop and screen angle can be tricky on that machine. Changing the angle a bit makes a big difference. Sorry.


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May 25, 2014 10:53 |  #9

I've never been. These are just gorgeous! Nice work.

Are you happy with the big Tamron?


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May 25, 2014 12:03 |  #10

heyBJK wrote in post #16928956external link
I've never been. These are just gorgeous! Nice work.

Are you happy with the big Tamron?

Thanks!

I am very happy with the Tamron, but I am fully aware of its limitations. If you are taking pictures of things that don't move, or move slowly, it is a fantastic lens, especially for the price. It's not very good for fast moving targets, and I would not recommend it for birds in flight, etc. For national parks, zoos, etc, it's great.


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May 25, 2014 13:23 |  #11

Itsed65 wrote in post #16929136external link
Thanks!

I am very happy with the Tamron, but I am fully aware of its limitations. If you are taking pictures of things that don't move, or move slowly, it is a fantastic lens, especially for the price. It's not very good for fast moving targets, and I would not recommend it for birds in flight, etc. For national parks, zoos, etc, it's great.

Thanks for the info! I was curious if it's an improvement at all over the Sigma 150-500 or on par. I've not come across many people who've used the new Tamron.


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Jun 25, 2014 13:56 |  #12

Great set. I can never get tired of visiting Yosemite.


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Jun 25, 2014 22:25 |  #13

Great Shots...


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Jun 26, 2014 00:27 |  #14

Valley view is a beautiful shot.


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Jun 26, 2014 01:16 |  #15

One of my favorite places; very nice set of photos. We are headed up this weekend & usually go up once a month or as often as we can. I only live 72 miles away.....


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