Forest Floor

On an overcast but bright day in early October, my kids and I wandered the Yosemite Valley floor. By the side of the Merced River I set up my camera and tripod, and made a few exposures while the kids played on the river bank. Then I packed my gear up, and we walked along the banks round the bend, where a great bear was lumbering along side the river towards us.

[27mm in 35mm equivalent terms, 1/4 of a second at f/22 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.]

Posted in Landscape, Photography, Yosemite

Golden Gate from Point Bonita

From Point Bonita, the Golden Gate and the city twinkled around the bend. What was the mystery boat in the moonlight? A fishing trawler perhaps, or a coast guard ship waiting…lights of a farmhouse (actually, Golden Gate National Recreation Area employee housing) look warm and inviting, surprisingly rural so close to San Francisco.

[30mm in 35mm equivalent terms, 10 seconds at f/5 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.]

Posted in Digital Night, Landscape, Photography