April 26, 2011 – Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Wait, it’s Tuesday already? What happened to Monday? Dang. I was kind of planning to post another Hawaii picture today, but when I started digging around looking for one (shouldn’t be THAT hard, I haven’t even gone through half of them yet, so the number I have available to choose from online is pretty small) I stumbled across this one from Yosemite. So I figured I’d save Hawaii for another day, and here we are.

I took this one with my wide-angle lens (Tokina 11-16), and it’s true that super wide-angle lenses cause some crazy distortion around the edges. But yes, that tree really was growing at like a 45 degree angle. I thought I had done a fairly good job at keeping everything as level as it can be, but now that I’m looking at those trees in the distance on the right, I’m thinking that side might be riding a tiny bit too high. Hmm. Oh well.

This was taken the first weekend in November last year. I was down in San Francisco for work, so I took a weekend to drive out to Yosemite. That was actually my first time out there, but it was really pretty at that time of year. The weather was of course pretty iffy (we only had a few hours of good weather, right after we got there (that’s when I took this and most of the other pictures that I got while there.) The full day we had planned for Sunday got rained out in a pretty dramatic way. Oh well, that kind of thing happens, especially in the shoulder seasons. Next time, next time.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 400. Focal length: 11mm.

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    PhotoVigor April 26, 2011

    Love the effect of the wide angle (Tokina 11-16), I mean the tree and the hill. Love it. :)

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    juries May 4, 2011

    Super nice view you have here..calming and has the perfect photography. Your photos brings me to places I’ve always wanted to see. Thanks for making it possible.

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    Emily May 9, 2011

    Hi there, i really like this photo ­čśÇ what kind of camera snd equiptment do you use? i like the way the lighting is in this photo great job :)

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      Dave May 13, 2011

      Hey, glad you like it! These days I’m using a Canon EOS Rebel T1i, which I think is called the 500D outside of the US. This shot in particular was taken with a Tokina 11-16mm lens. It’s really hard to find a decent wide-angle lens for a reasonable price (this one was a lot more than I really wanted to pay) but man, you can do some really cool stuff with one.

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    Glennda Mirabete June 1, 2011

    Yosemite Valley got the spectacular view which doesn’t fail to take my breath away even in pictures. I love it..

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