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The Wonder of Yosemite

By Nick_w      
First of all a big thanks to the "team" for the EC on the last upload (seams a long time ago now) and Dave for the User Award. It looks like it was very much of a Marmite image... anyway

I'm just back from a holiday of a lifetime to California, and still suffering from Jetlag. It wasn't really meant for photography, but I just had to get some images of Yosemite. Hands up those who's love of Black and White photography was in part influenced by the great man Ansel Adams? As far back as I can remember I have admired his stunning images of Yosemite. To cap it off I saw a framed print of "Moon and Half Dome" printed by the man himself, for sale for a bargain of $45,000 !!!

This is an image of Tenya Canyon and Half Dome in the late evening. I'm extremely happy with this in print.

It just may have given me a bit of a spur to "do" more mono landscapes this year.

Tags: Yosemite Black and white Half moon Landscape and travel Sierra navada

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BrianSS 11 400 39 England
29 Apr 2014 7:13AM
A super monochrome image of a wonderful location, well done. Grin

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
29 Apr 2014 8:47AM
A great view well presented in mono Nick
alansnap 14 577 26 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 9:28AM
A fine view. I only saw it once, fleetingly and I had a little manual camera and had to guess the exposure on Kodachrome. Over exposed by a stop so the result was useless. I wanted to stay but everyone else (my wife excluded) was hell bent on getting to Nevada. Grin I really must go back, and see if I can pick up one of Ansel's bargains! Oh yes, and spend some time capturing the scenery.Smile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
29 Apr 2014 11:27AM
Excellent POV Nick, we couldn't get here due to the roads being closed because of snow. Good mono to cap it all !!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
29 Apr 2014 11:48AM
What a fabulous trip that must have been. This is beautiful up large. You can see all the detail in the trees at the bottom of the shot.
29 Apr 2014 11:57AM
Love the image and a place for the bucket list, got to see an Ansel Adams exhibition in Edinburgh a few years ago, so took a good look at your image picking out the places I know from his images. LovelyGrinGrin
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
29 Apr 2014 1:55PM
Looks good here and I recon looks brill on print...
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
29 Apr 2014 2:29PM
Thanks everyone. Your right Chris, the thumb on here makes it look like it lacks a bit of contrast, but the print really shines - I've started to print most of my images so they are geared more to how they look in print than on screen these days.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Apr 2014 2:47PM
mot your usual view of Half Dome, I am betting the print, large, is fabulous!
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
29 Apr 2014 5:45PM
What a fabulous trip that must have been Nick & what a stunning viewpoint here.

Quote:the thumb on here makes it look like it lacks a bit of contrast,

I agree,not quite the B&W 'punch' that Adams would have produced,maybe needs just a touch more curves than you would have done for a print.
Hope you bought the framed print....a deffo bargain at $45K......yeah right !!!! Wink
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
29 Apr 2014 8:23PM
Lol Janet, whilst we were there someone was looking to buy an original - not that one. Strange re the contrast I've uploaded the same image elsewhere and it looks fine, and the print certainly doesn't lack contrast
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 8:36PM
Just brilliant!
bayliner185 11 16 1 Northern Ireland
1 May 2014 12:00PM
High quality image Nick!!


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