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It's not hard to see why the Yosemite Valley has inspired so many artists. Legendary landscape photographer Ansel Adams traveled all over the United States capturing the majesty of the National Parks. Yosemite though, was always closest to his heart. The late Galen Rowell, also one of the all time great lanscape photographers called the area in and around Yosemite his home, both as a photographer and an adventurer. Tunnel view, one of the parks more iconic lookouts, is a photographer's dream. Looking straight down the glacially carved valley, many of the parks most famous icons are in view. In the distance is the unmistakable monolith, Half Dome. Dominating the foreground to the left, is the giant, El Capitan. To the right is Bridalveil Falls, a 617 foot waterfall that comes from one of Yosemite's many hanging valleys. Typically, Bridalveil will fall from top to bottom, but on this evening the wind was blowing, causing the falls to scatter into the rocks of the cliff. This was truly a light show to remember. 10 or so minutes after the sun had gone below the horizon I was ready to pack up my gear and head back. Sunset had been decent and now the sky was dull and flat. Then, high altitude clouds began to catch the sunset light. The clouds danced in the light for a few minutes, changing from different shades of blue, pink and purple before my eyes. The light on the clouds was so intense that they were casting their own secondary light on the valley below, creating the illusion of direct sunset light. The light faded as quickly as it appeared, leaving me just enough time to capture a few images of this unforgetable evening.

Tunnel View - Yosemite National Park - California

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alellencioniscola Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist
You're the best
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alellencioniscola Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist
favorite deserves
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Patte-De-Nuage Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
So beautiful! Love it!!!
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Rainshadow199845 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautifully stunning... How long did you wait to take this picture?
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Nate!
I don't do facebook..don't laugh..but I did bookmark you on google..I watch a few other guys on google+ and
here also so I keep up with your amazing pictures one way or the other!!
You are Awesome!!
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diamondaria Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous! The colours are just oustanding :heart:
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IN-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive colors in such a landscape. The clouds are amazing and I think you caught the mountains really well. Nothing bad to say about it, well done! :)

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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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W-L-Designs Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome color. It seems no matter how often I'm there I can't get a picture like this. Unfortunately, I haven't been there since August but will hopefully be able to make it back sometime soon. Keep waiting for snow. =op
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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JT-Ph Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
no, man. I usually love your shots but this is too much. The sky is just oversaturated. Nothing against post-processing pictures but I prefer it more real - less fairy tale.
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
There was actually zero saturation added to this photo in post processing... Just an unusually vibrant sunset
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MissGandalf Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
A truly magnificant shot! It looks like a landscape from a fairytale with all the pink-purple shades and the waterfall just makes it perfect.
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
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wiingzz Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely stunning!
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augenweide Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your wonderful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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molehu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint: blown away
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molehu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, no worries I did :giggle: Keep up the great work :nod:
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lori77 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Just Wow!
Amazing colors, breathtaking shot!
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lori77 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Just Wow! Amazing colors, breathtaking work!!!
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing lighting that you have captured here and such a stunning landscape. :)
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Sick light :)
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foxnightly2010 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful landscape!
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
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DGAnder Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Nate, I've been off the air for a little while, This is really a magical photograph.
Likely a once in a lifetime and you were there with the gear and the knowledge
to capture it. WTG.. One of your best!. don
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Fire-Taco Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is the prettiest photo I have ever seen. O.o Amazing work. :)
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Hawk589 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist
This has got to be the best picture iv`e ever seen of this place!
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chafe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the narrative that comes with your photos. Feels like I always learn something new when you show a new photo. Never stop!
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chafe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Already do, thanks.
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS VERY BEAUTIFUL!
WE ARE LUCKY TO SEE SUCH AN AMAZING PICTURE!!
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coulombic Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011   Photographer
Nice, man. I don't think I've ever seen an image of "Tunnel View" quite like this. Not with these colors, at least. Very cool.
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skywishes19 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Stunning!
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skywishes19 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Alrighty!
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clay-dreams Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student General Artist
What beautiful, stunning color! Amazing.
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EndreDolmseth Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome! Love the colors, and the light. Well done! =D
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headached Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this was not real when I saw the thumb. It's amazing to see what nature can throw at us sometimes :)
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darkhorse11 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Utterly stunning. Coolest shot I've seen from this many-times-shot location.
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