By Jeff Sullivan

Sunrise Moonrays At Olmstead Point

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
State/Province/Region
CA
Country
US
Nearest Area
Yosemite National Park
Town
Lee Vining
Brief Directions

Olmstead Point is just west of Tenaya Lake on the Tioga Pass road in Yosemite National Park.

Notes

.8 seconds at f/16, ISO 400.

Description

The sun was sending light rays over the Eastern horizon, while the moon acted as a giant reflector, sending more of the sun's rays radiating back from the Western horizon. I had high expectations for this sunrise, or at least high hopes. After all, I had looked up the moonset and sunrise times a week or two in advance, checked sun and moon angles for various locations in The Photographer's Ephemeris to select my shooting location, gotten up at 3:55 over by Mono Lake to make it here in time, and to place the foreground hill out of the way for the moonset I decided to hike up the granite slope across the road instead of down to Olmstead Point. To do this landscape photography thing right, it's a far cry from just arrive, point and shoot!

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Date Added
February 11, 2011
Date Taken
February 11, 2011

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