By David Shield

Gates Of The Valley

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700
State/Province/Region
CA
Country
US
Nearest Area
Yosemite Village
Town
El Portal
Brief Directions

From Yosemite Village, drive west on Northside Drive. The small parking area for Valley View is on the left, about half a mile before Pohono Bridge.

Notes

Lens Setting: 23mm Shutter Speed: 1.6 Seconds Aperture: f/22 ISO: 200 Singh-Ray ND Grad

Description

Yosemite Valley - Yosemite National Park In my opinion, this scene is on the list of amazing views one can just park and walk right up to. This accessibility coupled with its natural beauty makes this a very popular spot for photographing. Even though I arrived well before sunset; the banks of the Merced River at Valley View was already lined with photographers jockeying for prime positions. Although this image was not taken from the spot I had hoped to shoot from, I could certainly not complain. I composed the scene so the grass reeds would also lead the eye down the center of the image, and through to the valley. The exposure I selected was based on a shutter speed that would sufficiently smooth out the water, and emphasize the orange glow created by the setting sun.

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Date Taken
18/11/2011

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