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The Merced River - Yosemite Valley

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

A fresh snowfall provides for patterns of shadow and light along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley.

NIKON D3 3/5 seconds F/22.0 ISO 100 130 mm

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

You have got to love the river during high water. Nice.

Just found out Don and I both live in the same town.

Tahoe? Perhaps! :)

4 Mar 2011 7:20am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very nice focus.

4 Mar 2011 9:46am

Julie from Easton, United States

Really pretty scene, the silky water does it for me, nice!

4 Mar 2011 3:26pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The soft touches of the falling water gives it a snow like feel! Well done Scott! ;-)

4 Mar 2011 3:27pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is perfect, Scott! I love the water, just perfect. The rocks are beautiful with the coating of snow, like frosting on cup cakes. What a magnificent job you did with the contrast - the color of the rocks and the water are really evident and beautifully-displayed. Looking up the stream from this point of view is exhilerating and my eyes keep circling around and around the exit. Beautiful - this could go on my wall very nicely!!

4 Mar 2011 4:34pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


4 Mar 2011 9:37pm

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

BEAUTIFUL ... a scene that allows the viewer to imagine the sounds of the running water, while examining the various rocks and boulders!

4 Mar 2011 9:49pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous rocks

5 Mar 2011 1:11am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic feeling of depth - almost feels like 3d rendering in a way - each rock so clearly defined and perfectly sharp! this really is a treat for the eyes!

5 Mar 2011 7:01am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Snowfall gives different accent here to rocks, indeed!

5 Mar 2011 10:01am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Great settings to get that water so smooth and silky

5 Mar 2011 8:42pm

Don Smith from California, United States

Think about how many awesome images out there include the Merced River and add this one to the mix! I will always have a soft spot in my heart for winter scenes and we have been lucky to get to Yosemite on fresh snow days this year. We had a fantastic workshop with Charles Cramer yesterday in Carmel - you would have really enjoyed it. This old dog learned some new tricks!

6 Mar 2011 4:19pm

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

it´s great to see this compositon especially the flowing of the water is perfect!
great mood too!

6 Mar 2011 6:36pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The powerful past flows of this river is evident here! All of those boulders give you lots of great angles and textures.

7 Mar 2011 10:39am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I like the low POV and the cold water coming toward the viewer.

9 Mar 2011 8:31pm