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Boulder and Tarn

Boulder and Tarn. Yosemite National Park, California. July 23, 2010. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell - all rights reserved.

 

A large boulder sits on a granite slab at the edge of a Sierra Nevada tarn whose surface reflects the sun-dappled rocks beyond. (larger}

 

A very short distance from one of the most popular viewpoints along Yosemite's Tioga Pass Road I found a faint and unmarked trail heading off into a small valley filled with glacial boulders and a convoluted terrain of small hills, little tarns (seasonal meltwater pools), and forest. And, of course, tons of mosquitoes. Despite forgetting to apply the bug juice, the place seemed interesting enough that I persisted long enough to find and photograph this small, quiet tarn and the large boulder sitting a flat bit of granite along its shore.

 

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Technical Data: Canon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM at 113mm ISO 100, f/16, 1/8 second

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Taken on July 23, 2010