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


    jhoskins7, brian dean bollman, and 34 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Della Huff Photography 67 months ago | reply

      Woohoo, this is awesome to hear! I'm headed to Yosemite this weekend to check out the foliage. Great yellows in this.

    2. Sonora Guy 67 months ago | reply

      I'm glad your camera was dry. Otherwise we wouldn't see this great shot. Thanks for the fall color update as well. I'm heading there this weekend too.

    3. darlene spanel photography 67 months ago | reply

      wow! amazing capture! the colors are simply incredible!! absolutely beautiful :)

    4. Dave Johnson photography 67 months ago | reply

      terrific colours and so sharp. great shot.

    5. bertdennisonphotography 67 months ago | reply

      looks like a beautiful time of the year, beautiful shot!

    6. bertdennisonphotography 67 months ago | reply

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    7. glassjudah 66 months ago | reply

      Yup, we got rained on pretty good too. For a bit, I thought we were going to have to pack up our gear and head home. Nice colors.

    8. Steve Perdue 43 months ago | reply

      I've never been in the valley for fall colors. This shot is an incentive to go. Very serene.

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