Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Yosemite Weekend

Amy (Kim's sister) arrived on Friday evening to visit with us just a smidge over a week. We decided (with little planning (a bad idea BTW)) to head to Yosemite for a relaxing weekend. Turns out Yosemite is a food catastrophe (and I really mean it). Lodging is also a serious pain with Yosemite since you either pay through the nose to stay in the park or you have to stay an hour's drive away in one of the nearby towns. We chose the latter and hence much driving was involved.

I was really hoping for some good photography opportunities so I took a lot of my gear (and my shiny new tripod rig). The results weren't inspiring, I have posted them on Picasa. On Saturday evening we hoped to shoot Half Dome from Glacier Point but that turned out to be an uninspiring sunset (and the moon didn't come up until it was too late). On Sunday evening we hoped to shoot the spectacular tufas at Mono Lake against a sunset; yet again the sunset and afterglow were uninspiring. I guess that's why people try shooting at Yosemite for several consecutive days.

By the end of the weekend, I was glad to be coming home. I'd really like to shoot Yosemite again but in the winter and I'm really keen on returning to Mono Lake to do more landscape shooting (oh and its also a good place to shoot birds).

Technical Specs: Canon 5D, 17-40@35mm, f/8, 1/200, ISO 100, Lightroom & Photoshop.

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