Glimpsing Yosemite - Raymond Marlow Photography



(Late evening mist shifts around El Capitan in Yosemite National Park)

Waiting for the snow plows to clear the road wasn't working for me but having no choice in the matter I hunkered down and waited things out with the others. Eventually I got into the park and high tailed it down to the this Bridal Veil field area. It was about 4:30 or so and time was running thin as I set up and landed a few shots of El Capitan with the clouds moving in and out of the mist. Getting back to the car I realized I was atleast 1 1/2 stops under exposed on the image and maybe more from the prism finder reading. After calling myself a few expletives I settled on just getting the film home and push processing it to make up the difference. The film came back exposed properly but blue, I shifted some of the color, and converted over to black and white to create this image.

The tall Oak, towering to the skies,
The fury of the wind defies,
From age to age, in virtue strong.
Inured to stand, and suffer wrong.

-James Montgomery, “The Oak”

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