Congrats to Vincent Bonafede for winning the Tell Me a Story Assignment!
“On February 22 of 2012 I got to capture my first horsetail falls when I was 12 years old. My dad had planed a trip to Yosemite National Park during the week because of the weather but I had school so I was not able to go. I tried to persuade my mom to let me miss part of the school day but it was a no go. I went to school like usual that day and was pretty bummed. Just after lunch I got called down to the office and was surprised to see my dad. He said that he was taking me out of school early to go Yosemite, my mom had changed her mind. I was so excited. My dad had all of our gear packed up. I knew that we would get back late so I did my homework on the way to the park. When we arrived, there were many photographers all looking for the best location. We found a spot and set up our cameras. I was a little nervous because I did not know what to expect. The waterfall seemed to have enough water and the sky was clear. All things that were needed for the event to happen. At that moment I had found a passion for photography. This is a single image edited in Lightroom and CS6. I also used NIK Viveza to edit the shadows and highlights,” says Bonafede.
Equipment: Canon Rebel T2i, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, B+W Cir Polarizer, Manfroto CF tripod