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Old 07/03/2007, 09:45 AM
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OT - Yosemite by Moonlight

Here's how I've been spending the last 5 days. One of the ways to avoid the crowds in Yosemite, this time of year, is to shoot while they're sleeping.



That exposure was taken using my Tokina 12-24. My settings were f/4, 16mm, ISO 400 for 30 seconds at roughly 10pm. It was taken on Thursday night, the day before the full moon.


Here's slightly different composition of the same scene:



and one taken the next night of El Cap:

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Old 07/03/2007, 09:49 AM
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Awesome shots!! I've never used my camera to take any shots like this but I really want to!
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Old 07/03/2007, 09:55 AM
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Great shots Beerguy. how long did you leave the shutter open?

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Old 07/03/2007, 10:26 AM
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first one is absolutely gorgeous... wow, I'm stunned by such beauty! waht a light, and the details.... you must be very proud!!
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Old 07/03/2007, 06:08 PM
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Nice captures from Glacier Point. Ive been there many times, been to the top of Half Dome 4 times.
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Old 07/03/2007, 11:48 PM
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........................speechless.............absolutely near to the most amazing photo's I have ever seen............keep it up, we all want to see more
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Old 07/03/2007, 11:59 PM
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Is a canon 30D able to take shots like that? Amazing!
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Old 07/04/2007, 12:01 AM
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Super sweet Beer...really dig the composition of the third shot with the whisp of cloud!
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Old 07/04/2007, 02:39 AM
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Wow, those shots are awesome. The second one is my favorite.
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Old 07/05/2007, 04:30 PM
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Saw your other photos on FM. Really liking them. I need to get to Yosemite some day. I'm stuck with Yellowstone and Glacier.

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Old 07/05/2007, 07:54 PM
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Thanks Mike - it was a great trip that did not include much sleep. There were 5 of us shooting until midnight-1am each night and then up at 3am to be on the road by 4am.

I'm still trying to catch up.
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Old 07/06/2007, 01:18 AM
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great pictures
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Old 07/06/2007, 01:48 AM
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They look fantastic. Is it my imagination, or are their horizontal lines in those first two pictures? What would be the cause of that?

I only wish we had such fantastic views here in Texas to enjoy and photograph. If I ever go camping at Possom Kingdom again, I'll be sure to try to get a few night shots. The one thing I remember the most about camping there is the ability to see billions of stars. It is so breathtaking that I'd rather sleep under the stars than to crawl into the tent for the night.
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Old 07/06/2007, 01:50 AM
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Gorgeous! It gives me another reason to covet that lens.

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Old 07/06/2007, 03:42 AM
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They look fantastic. Is it my imagination, or are their horizontal lines in those first two pictures? What would be the cause of that?
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Old 07/06/2007, 09:34 AM
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I've not seen it in the 2nd one but there is a satellite in the first shot.
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Old 07/06/2007, 09:40 AM
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Some more from the same trip:

Valley view:

1


2



Half Dome:

3


4


Lower Yosemite fall:

5
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Old 07/06/2007, 09:41 AM
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Tenaya Lake:








Half Dome and Mount Wadkins





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Old 07/06/2007, 04:10 PM
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Some more images from a magical trip.

Venus over the valley


Last light on Half Dome and Cloud's rest


Moonrise from Glacier point


Mother Nature puts on a show at Olmstead point


IR - View from Fern Spring


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Old 07/06/2007, 07:54 PM
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Awesome shots Doug!!!
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Old 07/06/2007, 09:06 PM
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Un-freakin-believable! You should be selling postcards!!

Fantastic shots, every one of them!
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Old 07/07/2007, 05:54 AM
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You have a real eye for photography!! Beautiful pics.
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awesome pics!! I really like the shots at night. You have a real eye for shot composition.
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Old 07/07/2007, 10:57 PM
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wow! those are nice, now if only you had a 2048x768 for my desktop....and if only i knew how to do that...man! great job!
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Old 07/07/2007, 11:30 PM
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A few more:

From Mirror Lake



From Olmstead Point



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