The American Landscape 2020 Contest Finalists

We received more than 1,100 submissions to our The American Landscape 2020 photography contest. The following slideshow displays our 21 finalist images. The winners will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

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Foggy Morning in the Yosemite Valley

Foggy Morning in the Yosemite Valley
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Photographer: Michael Blachly

Description: Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Valley, surrounded by high granite summits such as Half Dome and El Capitan and densely forested with pines … it is truly one of the most amazing natural landscapes in the United States. As part of a Gary Hart Photo Workshop, I awoke that morning to capture the sunrise across the valley and was given phenomenal conditions as a deep fog snaked through the valley floor and the pop of colors in the early morning sky. Taken at the Tunnel View Overlook, I used my Canon EOS 70D camera with a Canon 17-40 mm lens set at 33 mm, with an exposure of 1/60 sec, f/11 and ISO 100. A Feisol Tripod and RRS BH-40 Ballhead were used to secure the camera.

Gear & Settings: Canon EOS 70D with a Canon EF 17-40mm f.4L USM lens at 33mm, 1/60, f/11, ISO 100. A Feisol Tripod and RRS BH-40 Ballhead were used to secure the camera.