California: Yosemite National Park - California Naturescapes
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"Tenaya Lake" Location: Yosemite National Park, California. Situated high up in sierra mountains Tenaya lake is one of the pristine lakes that is easily accessible during a visit to Yosemite national park. The landscape here is dominated by giant granite domes that were once covered in ancient glaciers. The lake is the remaining legacy of those glaciers. I liked bit of light showing up on the pine trees and decided to include those in the composition as well. Tech Info: Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 50mm Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II Exposure: 25sec at f/16 and ISO 50 Filters: LEE ND Grads 0.9 and 0.6 soft edge

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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