Our Yosemite Excursions - Raymond Marlow Photography

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El CAPITAN -THE FROZEN PONDER
 
Elcapitan reflection in the Merced river
(Operation Deep Freeze, Jan. 2001)

This image was taken at a spot we call ponder and can on occasion hold the right amount of water for a reflection.  Twice in our past 15 years or so it has had the right water levels.  In this case the ice was a bit strong for the image so earlier in the day we broke it back opening up the reflection a bit.  Coming back in the evening we had to re-stir the water and break up what new ice had formed over the reflection.  The resulting sunset occurred and we grabbed off 6 or 7 images of El Capitan's reflection trying to get one that would work and really display the warmth over the rock face. 

Stats: I moved a Neutral Density filter up and down slightly as I bracketed the image.  Exposing only for the immediate foreground.   I found the top of the image only about a stop and a half brighter then the surface water.   A 1 stop ND filter compensated for the differences in light levels.
 
 There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot. Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question of whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free."

-Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949

El CAPITAN -THE FROZEN PONDER

Elcapitan reflection in the Merced river
(Operation Deep Freeze, Jan. 2001)

This image was taken at a spot we call ponder and can on occasion hold the right amount of water for a reflection. Twice in our past 15 years or so it has had the right water levels. In this case the ice was a bit strong for the image so earlier in the day we broke it back opening up the reflection a bit. Coming back in the evening we had to re-stir the water and break up what new ice had formed over the reflection. The resulting sunset occurred and we grabbed off 6 or 7 images of El Capitan's reflection trying to get one that would work and really display the warmth over the rock face.

Stats: I moved a Neutral Density filter up and down slightly as I bracketed the image. Exposing only for the immediate foreground. I found the top of the image only about a stop and a half brighter then the surface water. A 1 stop ND filter compensated for the differences in light levels.

There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot. Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question of whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free."

-Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949

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