California: Yosemite National Park - California Naturescapes
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"snow Covered Half Dome" Location: Yosemite National Park, California. Certain conditions in Yosemite last for a very short duration. A snow covered and fog shrouded view of iconic Half-Dome is not rare but difficult to catch since the snow melts quite rapidly. I was fortunate to visit Yosemite immeidately after a heavy snowstorm and was happy to catch this view. Tech Info: Lens: Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS @ 121mm Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II Exposure: 1/125sec at f/9 and ISO 200 Filters: B+W Circular Polarizer

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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