By Joshua Cripps

Global Warming

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000
State/Province/Region
CA
Country
US
Nearest Area
Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park
Town
Lee Vining
Brief Directions

Drive highway 120 through Yosemite. You will find Tenaya Lake about 10 minutes from Tuolumne Meadows.

Description

It all started before Christmas when I saw a video of people ice skating on a frozen Tenaya Lake in Yosemite's high country. Wow, that's cool, that doesn't happen very often, I thought. Then, about halfway through the video, the filmer unwittingly showed something that had my eyes bugging out of my head: thick and crunchy pressure ridges and cracks running through the vast ice sheet covering Tenaya's surface. And that sealed the deal: since Tioga Pass is open this late into the year maybe once in a generation, I knew I needed to take advantage of this unique photographic opportunity. The week after Christmas I set out for three days of camping, hiking, exploring, and shooting the high country near Tuolumne Meadows. My timing was just right and I had three days of incredible shooting conditions and more natural beauty than you can shake a stick at. This shot is from the sunset on the first night: a rip-roaring pink and purple glow which set the icy reflections and cracks aflame on Tenaya Lake.

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30/03/2012

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