I took this photo in Yosemite Valley in very early morning from Leidig Meadow looking northeast towards Middle Brother (shown here from the other side on a clear autumn afternoon) while Julian played in the snow. If you look carefully at the trees on the rock face of Middle Brother, you’ll recognize them in this photo and this photo:
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My title for my image, Golden Wonder, is from an Ansel Adams quote: “Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.”
I post-processed this image from Camera RAW using my normal workflow to reduce noise and selectively enhance luminance and radiance (this story will give you an idea of what I mean by enhancing radiance).
I hope at some point to publish a case study showing the exact steps I use to process an image such as this one.