Our Yosemite Excursions - Raymond Marlow Photography

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Ribbon Falls during spring run off

After some struggling with the creek bed as far as getting on the left side of it, I squirmed my way up the mountain to the end of the line.  A few climbers beat me to the punch and were already a good half hour up the pitch as their dog took up residence on a folded blanket.  Realizing these climbers would get the real image I conveniently ignored them and went to the right following the sound of the falls.  The mist was thick and the water was making things slippery as I found my way through an opening in the rock  to the full power of the mist..  Surprisingly cold and wet I tried climbing to higher ground for an image.  Sticking things out I shielded my gear and camera as I switched from a 150mm Lense to a 50mm.  Turning around quickly I snapped off an image while hoping water would not collect on the lense.  Even with a quick turnaround the collection on the lense was heavy.  Collecting the thoughts while doing my best impression of a sponge  I headed down hill through branches and rocks to a spot somewhat shielded from the spray.  from here I set up the tri and hit an image where the spray wasn't so dominating.  Later I cleaned up the image a bit and shifted over to a black and white for a finished affect.

Expanding Ribbons

Ribbon Falls during spring run off

After some struggling with the creek bed as far as getting on the left side of it, I squirmed my way up the mountain to the end of the line. A few climbers beat me to the punch and were already a good half hour up the pitch as their dog took up residence on a folded blanket. Realizing these climbers would get the real image I conveniently ignored them and went to the right following the sound of the falls. The mist was thick and the water was making things slippery as I found my way through an opening in the rock to the full power of the mist.. Surprisingly cold and wet I tried climbing to higher ground for an image. Sticking things out I shielded my gear and camera as I switched from a 150mm Lense to a 50mm. Turning around quickly I snapped off an image while hoping water would not collect on the lense. Even with a quick turnaround the collection on the lense was heavy. Collecting the thoughts while doing my best impression of a sponge I headed down hill through branches and rocks to a spot somewhat shielded from the spray. from here I set up the tri and hit an image where the spray wasn't so dominating. Later I cleaned up the image a bit and shifted over to a black and white for a finished affect.

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