California: Yosemite National Park - California Naturescapes
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"Evening Light on Bridalveil Falls"
Location: Yosemite National Park, California.

Mid May light of late afternoon falls directly on the walls of Yosemite illuminating them in warm hues.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS @200mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 1.3sec at f/16 and ISO 200
Filters: Hoya 8-stop solid ND filter to cut light and allow long exposure

This is a stich from five horizontal shots to obtain even exposure during changing lighting conditions.

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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