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Duck, Merced River Reflection, Yosemite

Duck, Merced River Reflection, Yosemite

The bold colors of autumn are largely missing from Yosemite, because most of the trees are evergreens. By the time I and a few other photographers visited the park in mid-November, most of the aspens, black cottonwoods, and big-leaf maples had dropped their leaves.

Yet there was plenty of color to mine, and we found a a rich vein of it. The golden hues of massive El Capitan, rising thousands of feet above the floor of Yosemite, and the cerulean heavens, above the massive cliffs, were reflected in the slow-moving waters of the Merced River. When we arrived at the edge of the river, the reflection perfectly mirrored the scene above it.. When the duck swam through the reflection a few minutes later, the movement shattered the reflection, giving us an alternate view of El Capitan.

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Hugh Dietz 10-May-2012 22:51
Dave, Nice work. This is my favorite of yours up to now.
Yves Marquis30-Nov-2011 23:01
Bill Miller30-Nov-2011 20:59
This is an excellent picture and it puts a big smile on my face, thank you.
Paula Krugerud30-Nov-2011 15:42
Oh yes...even without the 'autumn' color you still found such gorgeous brillian beauty! Very nicely done! The textures, comp, and richness is perfect.
Dallas Hyatt30-Nov-2011 06:26
color everywhere! Gorgeous!
coaster30-Nov-2011 05:59
Carol E Sandgren30-Nov-2011 05:24
Like swimming through liquid gold! Fantastic image, Dave!
Bryan Murahashi30-Nov-2011 04:58
Very neat blues in this capture.
soulis30-Nov-2011 04:44
Beautiful work.
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