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The Frozen Ponder
Jan 2002 Raymond D Marlow

The Frozen Ponder

Yosemite National Park

Elcapitan reflection in the Merced river
(Operation Deep Freeze, Jan. 2001)

This image was taken at a spot we call ponder and can on occasion hold the right amount
of water for a reflection. Twice in our past 15 years or so it has had the right water
levels. In this case the ice was a bit strong for the image so earlier in the day we
broke it back opening up the reflection a bit. Coming back in the evening we had to
re-stir the water and break up what new ice had formed over the reflection. The resulting
sunset occurred and we ran off 6 or 7 images of El Capitan's reflection trying to get
one that would work and really display the warmth over the rock face.

"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.
Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until
progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question of
whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in
things natural, wild and free."

-Aldo Leopold- A Sand County Almanac, 1949

Hasselblad 503CW ,Carl Zeiss 60mm cf t*,Fujichrome Velvia

other sizes: small medium large original
MarcViskens22-Jul-2012 05:59
excellent shot
very nice colours and composition
joseantonio22-Jul-2012 05:19
Fabulous light and reflections. V.
skhin25-Sep-2011 07:32
Yiannis Pavlis27-Aug-2011 03:45
A beautiful scene with excellent composition and wonderful colors.
Susan Rovira27-Aug-2011 03:38
Makes me nostalgic for Hasselblad and Velvia. Wonderful image.
AgMoore07-May-2010 01:30
Gorgeous, wish I could see it in real life just like this. v
Alina14-Apr-2010 18:46
tveig11-Apr-2010 20:23
Fantastic reflexion!Great light and colours! vVv
Chris Lock10-Apr-2010 23:53
A fabulous photo, I really like it.
Mike Crowle05-Apr-2010 15:22
Beautiful light; love the reflection. v.
Milan Vogrin24-Mar-2009 16:14
Great photo!V!
Apostolos Tikopoulos22-Mar-2009 18:27
Wonderful reflections and a brillant picture. V.
Brian Klimowski25-Jan-2009 05:46
Great photograph of this wonderful location - well done! Love the light, and composition here.

Michael Tauber28-Nov-2008 05:27
Yiannis Pavlis02-Nov-2008 04:33
A unique find and strong presentation.
Elena25-Aug-2008 04:05
Amazing image! V
Bidyottam 25-Apr-2008 16:56
This is a gorgeous image. great sharpness.
bill friedlander19-Apr-2008 02:07
Beautiful. v
blizzard16-Apr-2008 03:08
brilliant camera work
you captured a real feeling
big vote
GeneWard11-Apr-2008 23:22
great image. voted.
Marco Valk11-Apr-2008 21:02
wonderful image. vote
Barry Ailetcher04-Apr-2008 02:54
Super great Image
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