California: Yosemite National Park - California Naturescapes
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"Yosemite Falls in Spring"
Location: Yosemite National Park, California.

Spring in Yosemite is beautiful. The waterfalls are at their peak flow, greenary is all around, temperatures are very comfortable and little ponds in the meadows add to the scenary.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L @ 23mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 2sec at f/16 and ISO 50
Filters: Hoya 8 stop solid ND filter to allow 2sec exposure. LEE 0.9 (3-stop) soft edge ND Grad filter to balance exposure of the sky with foreground.

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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