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Merced River Bank, Winter, Yosemite National Park | by Tyler Westcott
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Merced River Bank, Winter, Yosemite National Park

Last January (2016) I got to witness a beautiful morning of fresh snow in Yosemite Valley. I just came back from another weekend in Yosemite in which I was treated to several beautiful displays of fresh snow over multiple mornings. Before I really delve into anything new, I decided to first revisit a favorite from this time last year.


This was taken across the Merced River, not far from the Yosemite Lodge. This was early morning yet, and the everything was still in shadow, and a very deep blue, but that of course was easily to correct back to neutral white tones throughout the snow. This particular morning was also quite foggy, which helped visually separate the trees on the riverbank, from the trees and cliffs behind them. There are few scenes more beautiful than Yosemite Valley after a fresh snow, and I feel fortunate to have been witness to it a few times now myself.


Nikon D610 | Nikon 35mm f/2.0D | f/8 | 1/250s | ISO 400



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Taken on January 15, 2016