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Yosemite Winter

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 4 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The first sunlight beams across the Merced River in Yosemite Valley on a very cold winter morning. The storm was cold enough to create ice flows in the river through this section.

NIKON D3 1/13 second F/22.0 ISO 250 17 mm

Julie from Easton, United States

Breathtaking as usual Scott! Those sun bursts always make my day, great shot!

4 Jan 2011 5:56am

Arantza from Menorca, Spain

Fantastic landscape conveys peace and harmony, happy new year!!

4 Jan 2011 6:30am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Surreal lighting, surreal landscape. Great shot.

4 Jan 2011 7:01am

larans from Lund, Sweden

A wonderful winter landscape and a brilliant photo of it. The colors are so cler in this , as it seems, very cold air.
Best wishes for 2011 for you, Scott and thank you for all these fabulous photos!

4 Jan 2011 7:29am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Wow! This is simply beautiful

4 Jan 2011 8:13am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Yosemite is a magnificent park but you have the gift to pay him tribute and present it to us. Glorious !

4 Jan 2011 9:58am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Winter is a beautiful time for skiers and photographs....

4 Jan 2011 10:24am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Stunning view Scott, your timing is immaculate having the patience to wait until the sun is exactly where you want it (your local knowledge must help a great deal too of course.)

4 Jan 2011 10:36am

Look13 from Marseille, France

Wonderfull shot.
A spectacular work.
Great cheer and good year 2011.

4 Jan 2011 10:44am

steve loos from hollister, United States

Scott, love the wide angle of the river in the foreground

4 Jan 2011 11:16am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Beautiful, cold blues ... with the lovely sunburst, Scott.

4 Jan 2011 12:55pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful colours and light in this capture Scott! Well done! ;-)

4 Jan 2011 1:18pm

James Guillory Photography from Garner, United States

beautiful image. Nice colors...

4 Jan 2011 1:35pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States


4 Jan 2011 2:32pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

This is really nicely done, Scott. That's an incredibly difficult exposure to get right (which is why I usually shoot Camp 6 at sunset), even using HDR, but this one looks very natural.

4 Jan 2011 3:56pm

@Gary Hart: Gary thanks. This is one exposure shot in raw and using the fill light in camera raw my sensor was able to capture good details in the shadows and I exposed for the highlights.

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Wonderful shot!

4 Jan 2011 5:13pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

In the words of our old Governor (and pres,) Ronnie Reagan..."Well, there ya go again"
He always said that in a debate...Well here , I just quote it because you just keep topping the former with the next one..the hits just keep on coming!..This image is absolutely smattered with jaw dropping light...A splash of cold water from that gorgeous Merced River would not wake me up any more than the beautiful scene you have provided here...this is just wonderful... Beautiful!

4 Jan 2011 5:57pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Superb wintershot Scott!!! It's realy a amazing landscape with all the ingredients.....water,mountains,snow,ice,sun,shadow.....perfect!!

4 Jan 2011 6:13pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Awesome as usual!

4 Jan 2011 6:34pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Absolutely stunning Scott - if this doesn't make Spotlight there is no justice in the world. PLEASE TAKE NOTE AMINUS ADMINISTRATORS!!!!!!!!!

4 Jan 2011 6:45pm

Don Smith from California, United States

Gorgeous Scott! Nothing more to say - perfect in every way.

4 Jan 2011 6:50pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful sunburst!

4 Jan 2011 7:03pm

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

enviable to be at a place like this!!!!
really cool location and a very stunning landscape!!
nature could be so fascinating

4 Jan 2011 8:15pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

perfectly captured : )
beautiful !

4 Jan 2011 8:40pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Gorgeous image and landscape. The colors and light are amazing. 5 * God day.

4 Jan 2011 9:06pm

Jody from Los Gatos, United States

You nailed it, and something totally different from what I've seen. Love it!

5 Jan 2011 1:47am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

stunning Winter scenery! really like the way you captured the light here! great composition with the reflections adding some good depth!

5 Jan 2011 3:15am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful capture of sunlight, color and reflection! Good use of thirds as well.

5 Jan 2011 3:42am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A masterpiece.

5 Jan 2011 10:36pm

Maria Draper from California, United States

very unique shot, I least I haven't seen one alike
the vapors over the icy water (right side) it's the most fascinating thing (for me)

6 Jan 2011 3:15am

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

This is gorgeous, Scott! Perfect starburst! I should get you to teach me, I have never gotten it down. I see you were at f22. Guess I always thought that f16 was the optimal aperture for this. You have processed this piece perfectly. I love the blues! Gotta get to Yosemite this winter!!!

7 Jan 2011 6:07am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

I like how you gave so much room for the water and ice in the foreground. The sunstar is very nice, as is the backlighting of half dome.

8 Jan 2011 1:46pm

PAPOU from paris, France

Un vrai paysage de rêve. Où se cache le vieil Ernest Hemingway ou Jack ondon.

9 Jan 2011 9:40am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wonderful post card, great image!

10 Jan 2011 6:47pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Great photo! I like it very much. Good work with the light.

11 Jan 2011 11:43am

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