Photographing Yosemite

Yosemite Spring Week Long, May 10-14, 2010

Waterfalls, snow, sunshine, wind, clouds, bears, you-name-it and we-had-it.  The May Spring Week-Long photography workshop was possibly the best yet.  We certainly had the best variety of shooting conditions (weather), better than if I ordered it out of a Speigel catalog.  Plus, 5 folks who could not have been more fun-loving and enthusiastic.  Ken and Sharon, from Georgia, Cristine and her sister Carolyn (also known as Abbot and Costello) from Southern California, and Ron from Taos NM.

The first night, Sunday, Cristine and I went to Tunnel View to shoot the sunset and were treated to a gorgeous view of the valley.  She shot this view of Yosemite Valley.

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A 4-minute exposure at 400ISO from Christine's 1D MKIV.

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Ron waits for the right shot as Carolyn holds the umbrella.

The first day was wet cold and windy.  It was total January weather conditions.

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Sharon attempts to keep warm in the wind-driven rain storm.

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Christina also shot this from the Crane Flat road on Monday.

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Ron captured a woodpecker as it built it's home.

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Ron adjusts his settings on the Mirror Lake Trail

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Christine sizes up her shot on the Mirror Lake trail.

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Ron from Taos, NM.

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Ken and Sharon from Georgia.

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Bridalveil Fall captured by Christine

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Christine composes her shot along the Merced River.

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Bears were everywhere

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We went "bear hunting" on Friday evening, and captured these two males in the meadow near Swinging Bridge.

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Ken captured some great light on Half Dome.

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Ron and I stopped by El Capitan to shoot the climbers and as I was exposing my shot, the space shuttle streaked across the sky...

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...and I moved my camera and captured this shot of the space shuttle moving left-to-right across the sky and in to the earth's shadow

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Ron captured this 13 panel pano of Yosemite Falls.

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Ken's shot of Bridalveil from the Merced River. Clouds were really helping produce some great light for dramatic results.

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One response

  1. Phil,
    Fabulous workshop. Sharon and I had a great time, learned alot, got some great shots! Definitely would recommend to anyone interested in improving their photographic skills!

    Thanks again
    Ken and Sharon

    May 18, 2010 at 7:57 pm

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