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Half Dome along the Merced River

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 5 February 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The final sunlight touches half dome along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley. I posted this photo previously, but in this image I cropped this a little differently and closed in a little more on Half Dome - this is another HDR image - the yellows may be a bit too much?? any input and/or recommendations are greatly appreciated on this photo.

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

Very pretty Scott, and I don't feel the yellows are "too much."
I love this angle of Half Dome...she's really beautiful!

5 Feb 2009 12:10pm

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

Using Cool-Iris I was able to go back and see your earlier (wider) shot; I like both of them. The other offers more greenery but not quite the intimacy with the 'queen' of the park.

5 Feb 2009 12:14pm

@Judy: Judy, thanks for all of the comments and input!

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

Beautiful shot and nice processing. The only thing that I can critique (and I may be way off) is I get a feeling that the nearest trees (they are on opposing sides of the river) are a bit flat. I may be crazy that is the sense that I get when I look this shot over.

5 Feb 2009 12:38pm

@Yonatan: Yonatan, thanks for the input - I just uploaded a newer version that has a little more contrast to the trees and photo overall - hopefully this works better??

Llorenç from Salt, Spain

Bello paisage i bonitos colores. felicidades!

5 Feb 2009 1:00pm

@Llorenç: muchisimas gracias por el comentario!

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Great capture of the light. A great place that I aim to visit some day.

5 Feb 2009 1:46pm

@dogilicious: Thanks for the comments!

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

This is a really strong image in every respect, Scott - beautifully seen and produced.

5 Feb 2009 5:36pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

Utterly beautiful, Scott. Yellows a little too much?..... I am thinking they are perfect. Awesome work

5 Feb 2009 6:51pm

peter from new york, United States

yea i'm really liking the yellow highlights. just the right amount : )

5 Feb 2009 7:46pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

A marvelous interpretation of a famous landscape.

6 Feb 2009 1:32am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great composition! a mosaic of colours and shapes and the yellows are just right as is the overall colour and light balance! the reflection completes the frame very nicely - superbly done!

6 Feb 2009 8:35am

zecarlos from Lisboa, Portugal

What a great work you have here. Congrats.

6 Feb 2009 9:18pm

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia


7 Feb 2009 4:15am

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

The adjustment did the trick to get rid of that flatness. Very nice.

8 Feb 2009 2:55am