P52 14/52 Tunnel View in Golden Hour

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P 52 14 of 52 Tunnel View Golden HourI ventured North-east to look for Wildflowers  then went into Yosemite National Park to photograph the river, and waterfalls, but couldn’t be in the park and not go up to Tunnel View. I swung by here earlier in the day to see how it looked and thought it would be a good place to shoot the sunset since the clouds were getting thicker by the hour and by 3PM Half Dome was covered in clouds.

I made two images up here a cool version using my Singh Ray LB Color filter then removed the filter and made the warmer image you see here. I’ll share the cooler image soon since I like them both.

This is all the color we got this evening. More clouds rolled in obscuring the sun and blocking any more color. By 7:40pm I was in Pearl (my car) with the heater on thawing out my very cold fingers still hoping the color would come. There were only 3 photographers set up waiting and hoping outside on the observation deck; everyone else had left. Shortly after that all the color faded completely and He-Man and I headed home relaxed, and very content.

Nikon D700| AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm @ f11| 1/30s| ISO 200| Manual Priority| Matrix Met| tripod

 

 

Ebb and Flow

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It’s time to head to the coast! My friend Dali and I headed up Hwy 1 to look for a nice spot to photograph the Golden Hour and Sunset. You can’t go wrong driving Hwy 1. There are hundreds of beautiful beaches to see.
Here’s last night’s Golden Hour. The tide was rising. I loved watching the ebbing tide drape/cascade over these rocks. The Golden Hour really brought out the red in the rocks as well.
It was pretty, and very relaxing listening to the pounding surf.

Nikon D700| Nikkor 18mm f3.5 AI-S| f16| 3.0sec| ISO 200| Manual Priority| Matrix Metering| Tripod| B+W 6 Stop ND|

After dinner photo-walk

Having Big Baby Boy home is always so much fun. We have a few traditions for his homecomings.

We always go out to eat at some favorite places around home. We’ve eaten at two places already. One was Aqui’s the night before last. A Tex-Mex place with patio seating which means I can take Diva Dog. She loves to go out too.

I had a Swirl- A Guava, Margarita, Sangria concoction that tastes like smoothie, and has a kick you wouldn’t believe. I had the fuzzies after drinking it. So we took a photo-walk around Campbell, CA to walk off some of that Swirl and dinner. Here are a few shots of what was happening in downtown Campbell Tues. evening.

I had the Garbanzo Bean Falafel with Apple Walnut Salad. The falafel needed the spicy chili sauce you get in real falafel places, the salad was wonderful! Apples, cranberries, walnuts, mangoes, fresh mixed greens, and tangy mango dressing. I should have ordered it with grilled chicken.

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Open seating in green and white.

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Cruising in style

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A pick up game of BBall in the park,

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Window shopping,

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Stopping to smell the roses,

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Hula Hooping in the park,

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Campbell Tower #1 in the Golden Hour,

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…a lovely walk, but now it’s time to head home.

Nikon D300s

Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 AF-S