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Yosemite Falls & Swinging Bridge - Yosemite National Park California | by Darvin Atkeson
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Yosemite Falls & Swinging Bridge - Yosemite National Park California

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It was a tranquil early morning in Yosemite but not as tranquil as a

photographer might like. Yosemite's famous Swinging Bridge was bustling

with park visitors taking in the view of stunning Yosemite Falls. I

however was determined to get a shot of the reflections of the falls in the

shaded waters downstream from the bridge and wanted to get that magical

early morning light. It took a lot of patience but I was finally able to

get the shot. I used several ND filters to slow the shutter speed and

bring out the reflection of Yosemite Falls and the surrounding forest in the

picture. I was pleased when I got home to discover the bright green new

leaves on the aspens gave the image a special glow. Yosemite falls

blurred nicely under the slow shutter speed. Yosemite Falls thundered

continuously throughout Yosemite Valley all day but are especially loud at

this time in the morning. Such a great place to spend a morning even if

it was waiting for visitors to take their shot from the bridge then move on.




© Darvin Atkeson

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Taken on May 5, 2010