Yosemite Fall Reflections

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
1321928/1000000 sec. / ISO 100
Nearest Area
Yosemite National Park
This shot was captured at mid-afternoon, knowing full well the sun is behind me providing a nice light coverage on El Capitan and the three brothers. I used a polarizer filter to reduce the reflection in the foreground allowing me to capture the beautiful textures on the rocks. The downside by doing this, the sky and El Cap became too bright, so I used a HAIDA ND hard Grad to balance the exposure from the foreground and background. A shot like this can take me up to 30 minutes to setup looking at every detail on how the water flows, how much reflection to reduce, how the elements are placed to capture a shot that emotes what I see through the lens. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't but I keep trying.  
Date Added
October 9, 2019
Date Taken
October 6, 2019