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Yosemite Light

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 12 August 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A summer afternoon overlooking the Yosemite High Sierra Range.

NIKON D3 F/16.0 ISO 160 17 mm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Clouds become confused with the mountain as to wrap it in their cotton. Attractive composition around Half Dome

12 Aug 2011 5:39am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Fabulous, the light is certainly the key here.

12 Aug 2011 5:57am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SPECTACULAR visual......beautiful light, colours, image clarity & that gorgeous cloud patterns well captured

12 Aug 2011 6:46am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


12 Aug 2011 7:22am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Superb work Scott - wonderful

12 Aug 2011 7:41am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom


12 Aug 2011 8:06am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Wow - blown away 5* - thank you

12 Aug 2011 8:31am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Spectacular is the only word that fits.

12 Aug 2011 9:32am

klausz from Kustein, Austria

wow, such dynamik in the clouds and awesome location and view with this wide angle effect!!!!

12 Aug 2011 1:16pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada


12 Aug 2011 1:17pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Majestic image, Scott. It is truly a different world up there!

12 Aug 2011 1:17pm

James Guillory Photography from Garner, United States

Scott, You pull off another beauty. Really cool sky...

12 Aug 2011 1:17pm

Don Smith from California, United States

Awesome sky - love the two trees on the right getting lit by the sun! Glad this worked for you guys.

12 Aug 2011 2:52pm

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

What a phenomenal sky over this gorgeous spot. The exif data doesn't give any time, but whatever you did you achieved fantastic results!

12 Aug 2011 2:55pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, spectacular photo, love the dynamic in the clouds and the wide angle effect..excellent!

12 Aug 2011 3:44pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a surreal and magical capture of this view! I love the rich colors and that animated sky!

12 Aug 2011 5:17pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Wow - dramatic!

12 Aug 2011 7:51pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Spectacular! This is such a unique vantage point, it almost looks like it's an aerial photograph!

12 Aug 2011 9:54pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

WOW, outstanding image.

13 Aug 2011 2:22am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is so beautiful. How long does it take you to hike up there? The clouds are magnificent!

13 Aug 2011 2:51am

@Elaine Hancock: Glacier point is at the end of the Glacier Point road and is a short walk from the parking lot. It is a beautiful vantage point but is a good drive from the valley floor. Probably an hour.

wendy circuit-stoev from SLC, United States

amazing capture of depth. it's as if you are flying through the sky and this is taken mid-flight. absolutely breathtaking!

13 Aug 2011 3:14am

steve loos from hollister, United States

Scott this image if fantastic; the depth of colors, deep blue sky, white cirrus clouds, deep cumulus with dark bottoms, the light and shadows all across the image.

13 Aug 2011 5:02am

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

very cool

13 Aug 2011 6:30am

BBM from south, United Kingdom

Lovely colors and composition !! :)

13 Aug 2011 9:03am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Wow, Scott. I like how you pulled back on this. The sky could not have been better.

13 Aug 2011 9:57pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Amazing location Scott, is this the Glacier Point that you have mentioned in the past?
The short lens really does a great job in puling those clouds.

14 Aug 2011 9:42am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! this is amazing scenery! i don't know if the landscape is floating around me or if i am just floating through it! the wide angle here is just brilliant! very dramatic perspective...

14 Aug 2011 1:53pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ein ganz hervorragendes Foto.

15 Aug 2011 7:33am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

huge WOW!!!

15 Aug 2011 10:10am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

The whole thing is awesome clouds and all!!!

15 Aug 2011 11:29am

Richard Geven from Didam, Netherlands

Ohhh i'm flying Scott!! Superb...

15 Aug 2011 4:02pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Scott - Really sorry I missed this the other day - it has been a weird week! I have no other term than to say that this image totally gives me a "rush" (no not that fat jerk) with those clouds up there...If ever a still shot of a landscape like this implied motion - this would be it. I feel like an Eagle (no, not Steve Miller) flying through the sky straight towards Half Dome. And as Don notes, the trees are a brilliant addition all lit up like that. This image is about the light, but the very strong sense of motion just doubles the beauty. Thanks to that awesome sky and the man behind the shutter ;-) This is a great day! I see this magical scene and our little granddaughter, about 70 miles north of you, is celebrating her very first birthday...and we will Skype tonight;-) Beautiful Scott!!

15 Aug 2011 5:47pm

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

The treatment is wonderful here. Bright and clean shot

16 Aug 2011 4:52am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

This is fantastic! Superb everything... It is dreamlike, yet real and natural.

26 Aug 2011 9:40am

KriKridesign from Suisse, Switzerland

I've missed this one! i've also click on "yosemite's" tags...I loved what I've found...A stunning place with marvelous pictures you did for sure!

8 Sep 2011 6:49am