Photo of the Day: Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point–5 minute exposure by Kristal Leonard

In Photo of the Day

Check out this really great photo Kristal took just after Glacier Point opened for the season.

Last night, I headed up to Glacier Point in Yosemite to shoot some night photos with the light of the 1st quarter moon. Unfortunately, it was mostly cloudy and I couldn’t see any stars until much later. So, to pass the time, I took some long exposures of the valley floor, 3000ft below me. This is my favorite one because the clouds/fog in the northwest are lifting enough to let some twilight come through. This is a 5-minute exposure to show the movement of cars down in Yosemite Valley below.

I think the low hanging clouds are what really set this photo off. And the colors…WOW! Take a look at this thing on black. Beautiful! Nice work, Kristal.

If you’re interested in seeing more of Kristal’s photos take a look at her photostream on Flickr and don’t forget to go by and give her Facebook page a like.

Photo by Kristal Leonard

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