Omega Red - Valley View, Yosemite National Park
This is a 1 shot photo from Yosemite National Park.
It took me some time to find the composition I want and I guess after 20 minutes of walking and fumbling on slippery rocks, I finally got it, I was lucky enough to get the reflection of El Capitan lighted in red in my frame, the light show was short and sweet, 1 minute and everything was gone.
Apparently there was a group of photographers from a photography workshop arrived at the location some 30 minutes after I was there, but I guess the best spot was taken! Time really matters, arriving 1 hour before Sunset is crucial so that you have time to setup and search for composition.
The only lament I have, is the volume of the fog has been too thick and high, it really affects the sharpness of the rock, and I guess I'll just have to come back some other day for a better condition.
Canon Rebel XSi (1.6x crop factor)
Tokina Wide Angle 12-24 @ 12mm
Exposure Time: 8s at F/22
Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizer
Singh Ray 2-stops soft GND
Daryl Benson Singh Ray 3-stops Reversed GND (Reversed to become a normal 3-stops GND)
Dolica Precision Tripod with Ball Head
Opteka Remote Control
Selective sharpening using CS5 Raw
Minor Vibrancy, Contrast and Clarity increase in Raw.