Leaning into the Stars

Leaning into the Stars

Leaning into the Stars, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

This is another thirty minute exposure, with the setting moon helping light the foreground. The view is, of course, Yosemite Valley, with El Capitan and Half Dome clearly visible. I took the photo from the Old Inspiration Point, about 1.5 miles up the trail and above Wawona Tunnel View, which is what most people these days think of as Inspiration Point.

You can see car lights in Yosemite Valley. Somewhat more amusingly (and you may have to look closely at the larger size), you can also see the headlamps of climbers bivouaced on El Capitan.

I used a little discrete light painting to illuminate the dead tree trunk in the left foreground.

[Nikon D300, 12-24mm zoom lens at 12mm (18mm in 35mm terms), 1,805 seconds (about thirty minutes) at f/8 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.]

This entry was posted in Digital Night, Landscape, Photography, Yosemite.

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