Winter Light

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
3906891/1000000 sec. / ISO 100
Nearest Area
Yosemite Valley
El Portal

This photo was taken after the last of a series of three storms blasted through Northern California on January 24 and it was my third trip this winter to try and capture a fresh layer of snow in Yosemite Valley. While both previous trips did not produce exactly the images I had in mind they were still very worthwhile (who can complain about being in Yosemite). I set up for sunset at one of my favorite locations about one hour before sunset, the last storm was still lingering creating a very dynamic cloud cover over El Capitan along with a continually changing light pattern. I took over 200 images, none of which look the same and I really could have submitted any one of the 200 plus images to this assignment. Witnessing a display of nature like this leaves no doubt about why I get up at 2am drive 3 1/2 hrs from Sacramento to Yosemite for a chance to capture and share an image like this.

Date Added
February 15, 2017
Date Taken
February 2, 2017