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Sky Dance by Nate-Zeman Sky Dance by Nate-Zeman
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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
alellencioniscola Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist
favorite deserves
Patte-De-Nuage Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
So beautiful! Love it!!!
Rainshadow199845 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautifully stunning... How long did you wait to take this picture?
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!!
diamondaria Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous! The colours are just oustanding :heart:
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! :)

Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
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
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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