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Hole in the Sky, Yosemite

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 16 April 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Just what the world needs, another Tunnel View shot....

This image is from last week's workshop. Because of Tunnel View's proximity to the route into Yosemite Valley, I usually stop there on my way into and out of the park, especially when there's stormy weather--these detours are usually just to survey the valley and I rarely get out my camera there anymore. But last week was an exception, as a series of storms moved through, giving us a variety of beautiful and unique conditions.

Following a night of rain, the moisture-laden air on the valley floor condensed into fog in the morning chill. Above the valley another layer of clouds ebbed and flowed, creating a dynamic that danced around the granite walls, changing with each minute. Overlaying all this was a gauzy layer of high clouds.

We shot for over an hour, and just as we had about exhausted the possibilities, a warm glow began expanding behind Sentinel Dome. Soon the radiance of the rising sun, subtle at first, had increased in intensity until it seemed to burn a hole in the sky. But the sun's disk, obscured by the clouds, never appeared. Instead the filtered light bathed the entire scene in this even, golden light.

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Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Wonderful landscape wonderful photograph

16 Apr 2009 5:22am

Photosanity from Folsom, United States

Another Tunnel View shot well worth viewing ! Phenomenal!

16 Apr 2009 5:34am

Jordi Roy from Barcelona / Tremp, Spain

No hi ha paraules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No words for a description!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 Apr 2009 11:54am

Uday from Fishers, United States

Wow!! superb shot. I can't find words to express the feeling. I love your explanation on each shot. The best.

16 Apr 2009 12:14pm

Drey from Toulouse, France

Awsome shot! That's a really beautiful landscape!

16 Apr 2009 12:29pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

A stunning photo.

16 Apr 2009 12:59pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I never tire of beautiful light! This is stunning Gary;

16 Apr 2009 1:21pm

Ashely from San Francisco, United States

That is an awesome shot. Just gorgeous.

16 Apr 2009 2:58pm

Lotte from Odder, Denmark

Absolutely a marvellous picture and a great atmosphere. Very well done - and your website is great too.

16 Apr 2009 7:24pm

@Lotte: Thanks, Lotte. And thank for visiting my site.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Tunnel View like I never saw it. Wow. It looks surreal -in a good way. ;-)

16 Apr 2009 9:34pm

Heather from Napanee ON, Canada

Stunning image!

18 Apr 2009 1:13am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Outstanding!!! Magnificent!

6 May 2009 7:38pm

cassiel from Mexico, Mexico

Woww! Que foto tan bella, Great work and sensitivity, thanks for sharing your vision of the world

8 May 2009 6:19pm

Marie Fiore from United States


7 Jun 2009 1:11pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

I 've just elected "tunnel view" tag....What an amazing location....Breathtaking views...

27 Jun 2010 7:37am