Monochrome Madness 2 39/52-Half Dome

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I spent New Year’s Day in Yosemite National Park with 2 good friends. It’s a tradition of ours to get together for the New Year and photograph something good. There’s snow in Yosemite so we went there for the day.

Yosemite is magical in the Winter.

I made this image standing on Sentinel Bridge looking at Half Dome and the Merced River.

MM2 39 of 52 Half Dome Jan 1

This image is part of Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness2.

Nikon Df| Nikkor 20mm| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| PS CC2015, LR CC 2015, & On1 Photo 10

More to come…

Moonrise Yosemite National Park

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I’ve switched to Birding photography mode of late and forgot about this photo shoot until Lori Hibbett asked me about my photo.

Last year several friends and I went up to Yosemite to try to capture the Moonrise behind Half Dome, but at the 11th hour the clouds moved in and obscured the top of Half Dome and dashed our hopes of making that shot.
A few of us tried it again this year with better weather. Thanks to the brilliant calculations of our friend Rico we knew when the Moon would be rising and where, unfortunately he wasn’t able to join us for this attempt. So here’s a big shout out to Rico: THANK YOU RICO for the brain work, and for sharing your findings. Also, a shout out to Dali for driving. Thank you for getting us there and back again safely!
Steven– as always your company and conversation is fun and interesting!

Single frame; Nikon D700: Nikkor 80-200mm @200mm| f10| 1/200 sec| ISO200| Manual Priority| Tripod w/cable release