bill boehme wrote in post #4318677
Ed, I like it.
I think that Yosemite is one of those places that, once you have been there, an encompassing view such as this has greater meaning than for someone who has not been there to fully grasp the magnitude of the scenery. I am envious because I was there recently and never had a day clear enough to get a picture such as this. While it may not necessarily be one to win critical acclaim in the art world, it is still an outstanding vacation picture worthy of being proudly displayed.
To me, the focal point is not always a physical object -- such is the case in this particular instance where it is more ethereal ... I feel that the central theme that captures your attention is the awe inspiring grandeur of the entire scene where you suddenly become totally immersed -- then as you slowly home in, side detours take you to physical places.
Thanks for the feedback and comments, Bill. As I said and suggested above, I have to agree with Kevin that artistically there is lot that could have made the image a better photograph. Landscape is not really my forte. I tend to focus much more on wildlife and birds where I think I do a much better job. So anything that can help me make better landscape images, I will take and try to implement in the future.
On the other hand, sometimes you have to deal with the hand you are dealt. We were in Yosemite for 4 days. There was nary a cloud in the sky for four days. I have seen those wonderful shots where billowy white clouds lend character to images. But what could I do. There was nothing but solid blue skies. Likewise with light. I know morning and evening light offer the best alternatives. But when you only have 4 days, you don't stop shooting because the sun is overhead. Again you try to deal with it.
And finally, I appreciate divergent opinions. In the final analysis, I am here to learn. Again thanks.
Thanks, Jim. As I said above, we were there for four days in late July and no clouds, very little if any haze, just blue sky and blazing sun. Temps were in excess of 105F. Did the best I could. I am looking forward to an opportunity to implement some of the things I have learned since then on subsequent trips.