Tenaya Peak, Dusk, Yosemite National Park

Tenaya Peak, Dusk, Yosemite National Park

On my 5-day trip to Yosemite with friends last month, our first stop of any appreciable length was at Olmsted Point along Tioga Road. I had been wanted to explore the area somewhat, particularly to find views of nearby Tenaya Lake. We found that a relatively easy scramble up the sloping granite above Olmsted Point lead to ever-expanding views of Tenaya Lake to the northeast - the views I had hoped to find.

Since we were passing through only days after Tioga Road opened from the snowy winter, Tenaya Lake was still frozen over. It's somewhat unusual to see the lake as a patch of snow, but I really don't mind it as it contrasts so well with the forest and granite surrounding it. This is my first black and white image from Yosemite. I preferred the black and white treatment particularly because of the bright white cumulus clouds in the distance, which look best in sharp contrast to a deep dark sky.

Nikon D90 | Nikon 50mm f/1.8 | f/8 | 1/640s | ISO200 | Tripod

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