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

| April 30, 2012

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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About Loyd: For over 30 years I've enjoyed hiking, backpacking, fishing, photographing and exploring Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. More About the Author. View author profile.

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