Last Gasp Of Winter Assignment Winner Alena Nichols

Last Gasp
Congratulations to the Last Gasp Of Winter Assignment Winner, Alena Nichols!

“Living in California, and enjoying time photographing the national parks, I try to spend as much time as I can in Yosemite. This image was taken during the winter of 2013-2014. I had been watching the storm patterns closely and decided to spend a week in Yosemite when the weather report called for a large snowstorm. The first couple of days were with heavy snowfall, so the shooting was limited. After about day three, however, the storm started to break and created a wonderful opportunity for the photographers there in the park. I was watching the waterfalls for the best light and noticed the contrast that this area offered. I photographed from the same location most of the morning for the best lighting. I worked in postproduction for a bit more detail and to bring a bit more light to the image. It was a special time, photographing the Yosemite waterfalls in winter!

Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm ƒ/4L, tripod, cable release