Glow west

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The weird and won­der­ful light con­di­tions in Yosemite are the land­scape pho­tog­ra­pher’s ul­ti­mate prize. Pros are al­ways search­ing for the ‘Alpen­glow’, when the set­ting sun il­lu­mi­nates the moun­tains [3]. I was so happy when I man­aged to shoot the glow­ing waters of the Horse­tail Falls at sun­set, as it’s a phe­nom­e­non which only oc­curs a few days a year. The sun has to set at a par­tic­u­lar an­gle in

Plan­ning shoots in Yosemite can pose a chal­lenge. You have to be ready to adapt your plan, or even throw it out and start anew

a clear sky – then it makes the wa­ter glow like lava.

There are so many iconic shots of Yosemite that we’ve all seen that I al­ways look for new takes on clas­sic land­scapes. Set­ting up on Cathe­dral Beach, I no­ticed the re­flec­tion of El Cap­i­tan in the still waters – an un­usual im­age of the fa­mous rock face.

This year I plan to ex­plore more of Amer­ica. But I doubt I’ll ever get tired of Yosemite’s ev­er­chang­ing beauty.

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