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 Post subject: Yosemite Valley @ 50mm
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:16 am 
I recently got back from a trip to Yosemite National Park. It just happened to be during the first storm of the season. The snow came early this year and mixed with some fall colors. I shot these with my 40d and my 50mm 1.4 lens. Its the only other lens I have besides my tokina 11-16!

Most people prefer to go wide with landscape shots, but I have been using my 50mm more and more and have been taking some of the best shots I have ever got.

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Untitled by Clay Carey, on Flickr[/img]

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Yosemite Worshippers by Clay Carey, on Flickr

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Look closely... by Clay Carey, on Flickr


Ok... I took this one with my tokina!
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Clearing Storm - Yosemite Valley by Clay Carey, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:46 am 
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nice captures.

#1 do you have vertical composition of this one, I think it might have worked out better

I think pic #2 could use another frame above it, i.e. two stitched verticals as the top is a bit too cropped. otherwise very good use of the foreground verticals and i think would only be enhanced by adding to the "headroom" of the top portion of the photo.

#3, great composition.

#4 I feel is not as interesting because the horizon is smack dab in the middle, dividing the photo in to two parts


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:00 am 
Thanks for the critique!


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Hi Clay,

Thanks for sharing. Yosemite is one of my favourite spots in the world but while I've visited it at every other time of the year I never made it there in winter. :(

As for focal length, whatever works to get the right balance between the various elements at different distances within the composition. A field of view equivalent to an 80mm lens might be thought of as a classic portrait lens but it's good to see counterexamples of that stereotype. 8)

Bob.

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The last one is fantastic!

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These are some stunning photos! Its very nice!


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Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. It makes me wanna visit Yosemite, hopefully some day.. :)

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