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Rainy day on the Merced - Yosemite National Park, California

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I was soaked from hiking across the field opposite El Capitan in a full downpour but I finally arrived on the banks of the Merced with the only thing dry being the camera.

Should have thought to bring my hiking boots but the tennis shoes had to

make due. I had come for the color in Yosemite Valley and though the

dogwoods were not quite ready many of the trees were putting on a bright

yellow show. The Merced was a deep green which contrasted nicely against

the trees that had turned. If you view the image at full size you can make

out the drops from the rain in the rifer.


Nikon D300

f / 2.8

S 1/250

ISO 400

CP Filter

Software used:

Adobe Camera RAW




© Darvin Atkeson



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Taken on October 19, 2009