Cottonwood Trees Against Shadowed Pines

Equipment Info
NIKON D850
40mm / f/9 / 1/30 sec. / ISO 200
State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
Yosemite National Park
Town
Yosemite Village
Brief Directions

Yosemite National Park lies in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, about three hours east of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Notes

The deep canyon of Yosemite Valley creates a lot of shadows, and the moving sun spotlights subjects in the forest on the Valley floor. Arriving at locations at different times provides endless variations for using spotlighting or silhouetting to emphasize your subjects.

Description

These young cottonwood trees were in shadow most of the day, but arriving within a short time window enabled them to be spotlighted against shaded pine trees in the background. Their reflection in the Merced River emphasized the simplicity of the composition.

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Date Added
November 6, 2019
Date Taken
November 2, 2019