A Miner’s View


This picture was taken in Yosemite National Park, above Gaylor Lakes. I hiked up to this spot with some friends. We had the intention of continuing on beyond it. I'd been here several times over the years and noticed a potential photograph. As we were passing the cabin I had to stop. At the time the clouds were broken and light was not hitting the lakes or other important elements around it. I knew if I waited long enough the light would be with work. I told my friends to go on without me. They didn't see what I was looking at. They continued on while I waited for the light to change. I squatted in a completely uncomfortable position for about an hour waiting for the right light. As I waited I took test shots to check the exposure. The stone work and window frame were falling out into shadow. I didn't have an external flash nor reflector with me so I assumed I was out of luck. It dawned on me I had my back up camera with me, a Canon T3i. The T3i has a built in flash. I popped it up and tried it. It worked. It was just enough light to give an even exposure throughout the picture. Just then the light broke the way I wanted. I was in business. I used a Canon T3I with a 16-35mm 2.8 L ii lens hand held.

Date Added
April 29, 2015
Date Taken
April 29, 2015