Our Yosemite Excursions - Raymond Marlow Photography

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WRINKLES IN THE MIRROR

El Capitan winter reflection
(Operation Deep Freeze, Jan. 2001)

Approaching this scene we realized it had potential but deciding best what to do with it was our dilemna.  It didn't take to long to figure out  what we needed was a reflection only the ice was in the way.  Shaving it back would be the best answer but walking out in the water wasn't an option.   Eventually we found ways of breaking the ice back and continued raking the water over with a long stick so that it would not refreeze on us.  The resultant image displays the power and reflective potential of the area when all conditions are right.  Additional credit goes out to Lon Overacker for his work on getting the reflection itself more realistic and removing unwanted darker blues brought on primarily from the film and lower light levels in the snow.  

“If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.”

 Joseph Wood Krutch

WRINKLES IN THE MIRROR

El Capitan winter reflection
(Operation Deep Freeze, Jan. 2001)

Approaching this scene we realized it had potential but deciding best what to do with it was our dilemna. It didn't take to long to figure out what we needed was a reflection only the ice was in the way. Shaving it back would be the best answer but walking out in the water wasn't an option. Eventually we found ways of breaking the ice back and continued raking the water over with a long stick so that it would not refreeze on us. The resultant image displays the power and reflective potential of the area when all conditions are right. Additional credit goes out to Lon Overacker for his work on getting the reflection itself more realistic and removing unwanted darker blues brought on primarily from the film and lower light levels in the snow.

“If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.”

Joseph Wood Krutch

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