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Clearing Storm, Valley View, Yosemite

While the rest of California was getting some crazy thunderstorms, we got some lovely snow last week! I also got a new camera so today was my first time with it!

This isn't the first picture I took with my new camera but it is my favorite! The snowstorm was clearing just as the sun started to set and fog was moving through the valley pretty fast. I headed down to the "Gates of the Valley" (aka Valley View) and luckily had the place to myself!! Due to the amount of fog, there was never much of a sunset from this location, so I shot this in B&W to focus on the drama of the scene! Very nice first time out with my new camera!

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Taken on April 13, 2012