Fresh Snow along the Merced, Yosemite National Park

Fresh Snow along the Merced, Yosemite National Park

Back in 2012 I traveled to Yosemite in February for a weekend. This winter (like the rest since) saw very little snow but, on the last morning of this trip we awoke to a fresh snowfall. Snow in Yosemite valley isn't really all that frequent and this was the first and remains the only time I've every gotten to see it. After a brief stop at Tunnel View where I made one of my favorite photos of El Capitan, we continued down the road to a favorite spot along the Merced River. The trees across the river still had fresh snow hanging on their branches, though it was quickly melting in the morning sun. This is my favorite of those photos.

I've come back from my two year hiatus using some new post-processing software. I had tried Adobe Lightroom in the past and found the early versions cumbersome and a burden to use, though many had happily embraced it. I have since found it to be a much better tool, and I've really enjoyed using it. In fact found it possible to breath new life into photos that I had previously dismissed. This is one of those photos that I hadn't been very happy with before, but found manageable with updated tools. I found this to make an excellent print which I like substantially more than a small file online, but alas, this is the internet and not a physical display, so it must suffice.

Nikon D90 | Nikon 35mm f/2 | f/9 | 1/640s | ISO 200

See more related images in my Yosemite National Park Gallery.

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