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