As I mentioned yesterday, we spent the weekend in Yosemite – mostly just to get away for a bit of R&R – but naturally a bit of photographer crept into the weekend equation!
My favorite shot from the weekend was another one of those serendipity shots. I had the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L lens on my Canon 5D Mark II while we were over exploring the area around Cook’s Meadow.
Somewhat amazingly, I noticed this family of three having fun in the snow right up against the edge of the meadow – aligned almost perfectly with Half Dome. Now you can see the shot! I struggled to compose it just right – at 70mm I could just barely capture the top of Half Dome with the edge of the meadow. This isn’t HDR – just a single shot RAW image. No tripod – just handheld.
I love serendipity – it’s what makes photography for me so darn much fun! I’m looking to further refine this image, brighten up the whites, and print it BIG on some glorious paper!
The rest of the black and whites from this Yosemite weekend are here. I think I’m finally all set with images for holiday cards for the next few years!
What a wonderful trip we had! As always, looking forward to heading back to Yosemite again soon!