Tenaya Peak, Dusk, Yosemite National Park

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    On our first evening in the park, we returned to Olmsted Point to shoot the sunset on Half Dome. After shooting that we took our time reassembling as a group to head out for the evening and, since I wasn't yet the very last person back to the car, I continued to look around for opportunities to shoot.

    Looking back up northeast from Olmsted Point I noticed there was a bit of pink color lingering in the clouds and I realized they were likely to really pop with the addition of a polarizer. There color was isolated to a small patch of the sky, but conveniently it was directly over Tenaya Peak from my perspective. I framed the peak and clouds tightly to pull in the best of the light.

    In post I had to do some color balancing in the foreground to remove most of the blue cast, most of which was wiped out by choosing an appropriate white balance. With the white snow, I found that too strong of a blue cast couldn't be easily overlooked and accepted as natural, so I attempted to neutralize it.

    Nikon D90 | Nikon 105mm Micro | f/9 | 1/2s | ISO200 | Tripod

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    1. HFWH 58 months ago | reply

      this is outstanding.

    2. Photography South 58 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! Glad to see that there is still a good bit of snow there. Our trip last month there was so wonderful - thanks for letting me reminisce!

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    3. Z!KeepeR 58 months ago | reply

      This color is gorgeous! Very beautiful.

    4. michellefouineur 58 months ago | reply

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    5. LeszekZadlo 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 100 + Viewed Best of Geology (Add 1, Award 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. @PAkDocK / www.pakdock.com 58 months ago | reply

      Awesome, perfect, simple....wonderful!!!

    7. --Steve 58 months ago | reply

      Great shot of a great place.

    8. BURKE79_323 58 months ago | reply

      amazing capture ! Instant favorite ~ Congrats on being explored !

    9. domi walts 58 months ago | reply

      fantastic sky, great composition
      what a magnificent place!
      ***seen on explore***

    10. LOlandeseVolante 58 months ago | reply

      This is very good! Well composed

    11. russ david 58 months ago | reply

      amazing color, awesome photo!!

    12. light detail 58 months ago | reply

      just amazing... the color is so perfect.

    13. ringsofsaturnrock 58 months ago | reply

      just love the sky, lovely colours.

    14. watch me vanish 58 months ago | reply

      beautiful photo
      the sky is magical

    15. Mickeycop 58 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot, a real nice piece of photography, keep up the good work.

    16. Photography By Tris 58 months ago | reply

      beautiful shot
      well done

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    18. Bob Kent 57 months ago | reply

      The gentle contrast between the pastel pink sky and grey/blue peak draws the viewer to the picture. Simple yet stunning.

    19. seryani 54 months ago | reply

      Excellent, lovely shot again!!!

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