Hoar Frost, Sunrise, Granite Reflection

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Canon Canon EOS 7D
State/Province/Region
CA
Country
US
Nearest Area
Yosemite National Park
Description

This shot demonstrates a connection between both warm and cool light. The granite reflections during sunrise warm the valley floor in Yosemite and they retain the heat most of the day. The knooks and crannies in the lowlands sit in a blue shadow of cool light, sometimes never seeing the light of day in the winter months. During the early winter of 2014 there was a week of very cold weather that helped to form these beautiful "ice flowers," or hoar frost buildups on the bank of the river. As the sun filtered in they throughout the day they would recede and melt away, but if you were up early enough the next morning they would magically, as if a midnight artist had painstakingly molded each one by hand, reappeared over night. Another mystery of Nature best told through a photograph.

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Date Added
February 21, 2014
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February 21, 2014

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