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Day 3: Waiting in the shuttle bus, taken from bus window w/zoom. #3709
15-MAR-2012 Andrys Basten

Day 3: Waiting in the shuttle bus, taken from bus window w/zoom. #3709


Here's an explanation, from, of the "V" formation short-shrifted at the top:

Hanging Valleys and Waterfalls
'During the time of maximum glacial advance, a large trunk glacier filled Yosemite Valley. Smaller tributary glaciers flowed down adjacent valleys and merged into the trunk. When the glaciers retreated, the trunk glacier had cut a much deeper valley than the tributary glaciers, forming hanging valleys where the tributary glaciers joined the trunk. Today waterfalls such as Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Falls mark the mouths of these hanging valleys.'

This was taken from the bus window as we were pulling away from Yosemite Lodge
on our way to all the sights, and it was one of two shots I got.

Canon PowerShot S95
1/400s f/4.9 at 22.5mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
Laura Lilly 24-Mar-2012 22:02
I had NO idea Yosemite had glaciers!!! And REALLY enjoyed the video showing the glaciers, from the link you posted. Really fabulous stuff!!!
Andrys Basten22-Mar-2012 23:13
It's the hanging thing they mention that makes Yosemite and Bridalveil Falls - it was just
cut there and off it all rolls. When there's water at all. That's the full frame, as it was a
closeup and I should probably put it after a fully framed shot, later. I wanted the V that
shows how the Fall is cut. Loved the tree at the left. I should write about the V thing.
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