Yosemite Part II

Besides seeking out some of the more remote parts of the park there are some iconic photos that need to be taken, even if that means being elbow to with 35 other photographers with their tripods and bags of equipment spread everywhere.

El Capitan (left), Half Dome (center background) and Bridalveil Falls (right)

El Capitan (left), Half Dome (center, distant background) and Bridalveil Falls (right)

After staying in this spot for several hours, all the others had cleared out and now there were just the four of us for for some night photography.  We (my dad and I) made our first attempts at star trails with relative success.  It takes a lot of patience and considerable Photoshop skills to get great images, that’s why you’ll only see a couple mediocre images here…

A starry night above the Yosemite Valley.  The small streak, top center, is the skip of a meteor on the atmosphere.

A starry night above the Yosemite Valley. The small streak, top center, is the skip of a shooting star on the atmosphere.

With a 10 minute exposure you’ll start to get some star trails in the sky, streaks from satellites, airplanes and the occasional shooting star.

This is basically the same view as the first photo, only about 4 hours later.

This is basically the same view as the first photo in this post, only about 4 hours later.

Half Dome sitting among the clouds around sunset

Half Dome sitting among the clouds around sunset

The last bit of color before the sun dissapesars

The last bit of color around Half Dome before the sun disappears

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