"Lower Yosemite Falls - Spring Flow"
Location: Lower Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California.
Spring in Yosemite arrives with a thundering roar of the giant waterfalls. As the snow begins to melt the valley comes back to life.
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L @ 17mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 1/6sec at f/16 and ISO 50
Filters: Hoya 4 stop solid ND filter and LEE .6 (2-stop) soft edge graduated neutral density filter
Post processing: Bringup of details in shadow areas, selective exposure and saturation adjustment, all in Adobe LightRoom 3
Yosemite is the arguably the most beautiful national park. It's grandeur and the time scale it took to evolve is very humbling. I learnt that the granite peaks started out as molten magma deep below the earth's surface about 100 million years ago. Merced river then carved it into a "V" shaped valley and finally glaciers shaped it into its present day "U" shape. The beauty of the valley has inspired many. It's lush forests, tall granite peaks, amazing monoliths and beautiful waterfalls are so pristine that a visit to the park often overwhelms the senses. A visit here at least once in lifetime is a must.
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From California: Yosemite National Park