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El Capitan and the Merced River

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 11 February 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Another image taken late afternoon from Valley View along the Merced River.

NIKON D3 1/4 second F/22.0 ISO 100 35 mm

Julie from Easton, United States

Beautiful detail! The clouds really make the rocks stand out and make you realize how tall it really is! Great shot!

11 Feb 2010 5:24am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

What a fantastic shot Scott. Beautiful composition, brilliant light. What a beautiful nature!!

11 Feb 2010 6:09am

Arantza from Menorca, Spain


11 Feb 2010 6:28am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

amazing.. very perfect

11 Feb 2010 7:04am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

excellent ,perfect;wonderful 5*****

11 Feb 2010 7:17am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

u went again? this one got a better reflection. i enjoyed this

11 Feb 2010 8:52am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hello, no comments just admiration! Good day.

11 Feb 2010 9:41am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Stunning light again Scott ! I'm always amazed by all this beauty :)

11 Feb 2010 12:40pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Like a scene from a movie Scott! Beautiful play of sunlight on the otherwise flat, white scene! Well done! ;-)

11 Feb 2010 12:44pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

What a fabulous time to shoot! Did this shot result in cold wet feet?

11 Feb 2010 2:31pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This has something for everybody! Great shot, Scott. Another 5 star presentation.

11 Feb 2010 3:31pm

Evening Song Imagery from Springfield, WV, United States

Simply stunning.

11 Feb 2010 4:35pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful capture and framing of El Capitan! Great colors and contrast. It's interesting to note trees that are frosted over, yet the evergreens behind them are as green as grass. And then the capture of the warm sun in what looks like a very cold locale.

11 Feb 2010 5:02pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Absolutely great this landscape, I dream to go there one day!

11 Feb 2010 5:23pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful! The sun hits El Capitan just right!

11 Feb 2010 5:31pm

Barbara from Oakland, United States

I love this Scott. A classic. Could be on a Sierra Club Christmas card or calendar. So sharp, yet soft. Yep...wish I were not so busy just now. Gotta get back for a few days. I wonder how long the snows will last?

11 Feb 2010 5:37pm

keith from killarney, Ireland

scott your colour balancing is perfect, the slither of warth in the shot, makes the snow explode, just wonderful

11 Feb 2010 5:49pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Another stunning image Scott.

11 Feb 2010 5:50pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~`beautifull landscape,photographed brilliantly~~!!

11 Feb 2010 6:59pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Great shot :)
so beautiful capture ,very well done :)

11 Feb 2010 7:52pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Five stars, Scott!!

11 Feb 2010 8:36pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Exquisite, Scott. I love it the way the clouds are down low. The snow on the foreground rocks is superb. The scene exudes serenity.

11 Feb 2010 8:40pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Masterful, just masterful!

11 Feb 2010 9:08pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I finally downloaded your podcast. Should I critique that too? Just teasing. Lovely image as always. The light that is in this location just amazes me which is probably why you keep going back. It sets the rock on fire and there's just something primal about it.. like.. this symbol of power within the planet.

11 Feb 2010 9:31pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada


11 Feb 2010 9:32pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

el capitan looks imposing
barking orders to awaken the day
from the frozen sloth of winter.

12 Feb 2010 2:05am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful again! good strong foreground that catches the eye and plenty of interest in the background - you have made the most of the lighting conditions - that is clear through this entire series! wonderful work!

12 Feb 2010 3:27am

Rémi Côté from Saguenay, Canada


That great light makes the shot.

12 Feb 2010 3:52am

Taija from Turku, Finland

Wonderful photo !! Snow, lights, clouds and whole landscape... all :))

12 Feb 2010 5:10am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

That golden light on the rock is awesome...a beautiful composition, Scott, from that dark heavy sky to the fluorescent snow covered foreground!!!

12 Feb 2010 8:23am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wonderful photo, Scott, I like very much the lights, the sharp details and the composiion of this fantastic landscape. Congratulations!

12 Feb 2010 10:08am

madagasca from singapore, Singapore

your pic is definitely best in class..!

12 Feb 2010 12:43pm

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Fantastic landscape Scott, wonderful lighting

12 Feb 2010 12:50pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

stunning colours and beautifully composed Scott!

12 Feb 2010 1:20pm

sil from Italy

Stunningly beautiful! Wish I could visit these wonderful places

12 Feb 2010 3:49pm

Aniya from Tehran, Iran

u capture beauty in the best way it can be ....
nice done

12 Feb 2010 6:20pm

hgmartins photography from Ontario, GTA, Canada

WOW!! I have no words but wow!! such a good nature shot!!

13 Feb 2010 12:09am

Marilla from Finland

Breathtaking shot!

13 Feb 2010 5:22pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

The frosted trees make this photo of El Capitan so much more intriguing. :)

14 Feb 2010 1:36am

k@ from Paris, France

Super mood

14 Feb 2010 9:12am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Fantastic combination of light and shadows that catcs our eyes.

22 Feb 2010 11:04am

Maria Draper from California, United States

one of the best I've seen of this place

28 Nov 2010 2:45am