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Winter Reflection, El Capitan in the Merced River

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 10 March 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Three of my favorite things in one image: Yosemite, pristine snow, and a reflection. This got me thinking about reflections, and what makes them such compelling photography subjects. You can read more here.

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Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh wow! Like a painting in the water. This is beautiful.

10 Mar 2012 5:52am

Ali from Rafsanjan, Iran

very nice

10 Mar 2012 6:19am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

génial de reflet printannier avec ce paysage hivernal

10 Mar 2012 8:33am

Florence from Paris, France

Looks like there are two seasons ! Winter outside, summer inside. Spectacular.

10 Mar 2012 9:57am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Wonderful framing - now this is Yosemite art!

10 Mar 2012 1:20pm

Michelle from Elverson, United States

Wow, this is really special.

10 Mar 2012 2:04pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What a gorgeous mirror ... it can't get much better than this!

10 Mar 2012 2:26pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

++++++

10 Mar 2012 6:16pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooooooooow!
Excellent!!!

10 Mar 2012 6:28pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh My Goodness - This is phenomenal, Gary...The river looks to be 10 miles deep and the reflection, thanks greatly to your marvelous angle 9good heavens) is just spellbinding! I don't thinnk I have ever seen this view before. (much like your previous image of the snow on rocks, overlooking el Capitan and Half-Dome)! This is truly one to dream with and by...now off to read your WP Ppost ;-) Cheers!

11 Mar 2012 4:02am

Naeem from Abbottabad, Pakistan

Very appealing shot with nice reflection... Colors are nice.. in general very good shot!!!

11 Mar 2012 4:09am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

MMmm...very nice !! ;oD

11 Mar 2012 6:40am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

it is like looking into another dimension! brilliant work!

11 Mar 2012 1:40pm

DIMITRIOS from ATHENS, Greece

MAGIC, BRAVO**

11 Mar 2012 4:30pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Upside down !!! Reflections are more beautiful then reallity. Stunning image with fabulous colors..

11 Mar 2012 4:33pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

CONGRATULATIONS for your Spotlight, well deserved !!!

11 Mar 2012 4:34pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

amazing reflection

11 Mar 2012 4:47pm

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaaa!! moi qui adore les reflets...Je le trouve superbe!!!!!! bravo pour ton spotlight!!!!

11 Mar 2012 4:58pm

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Splendide !!!!!

11 Mar 2012 5:19pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Fantastic... I agree with DarkElf... looks like another dimension...
Congratulations for the spotlight.

11 Mar 2012 6:48pm

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Magnifique !

11 Mar 2012 7:45pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Congratulations on Spotlight, Gary!

12 Mar 2012 12:11am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

There is an amazing depth in this - I could sit and look at this composition for a very long time...Beautiful!

12 Mar 2012 5:49am

ocorti from Vevey, Switzerland

very well done

12 Mar 2012 5:59am

agnes from besançon, France

quelle profondeur!!

12 Mar 2012 7:21am

Sebastien from Geneva, Switzerland

Wonderful!

12 Mar 2012 9:07am

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

wow ! great colors !!!

12 Mar 2012 9:40am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Congrats to the spotlight. A beautiful reflection

12 Mar 2012 10:29am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful !!! Congratulations on the spotlight !!

12 Mar 2012 12:45pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

absolutely stunning - well seen and captured!

12 Mar 2012 1:36pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastic *****

12 Mar 2012 1:57pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Why am I not surprised that this puppy took Spotlight? You are the best!!

12 Mar 2012 4:31pm

Elora from Genoa, Italy

Love it Gary!!! 5 hundred stars (if only they would give us so many!)

12 Mar 2012 5:48pm

Marta Mateu from Oix (Girona), Spain

It is sensational! a picture perfect ... I take a look at your portfolio and other images I've seen very good ... I will visit your website. Congratulations to all!

12 Mar 2012 9:30pm

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Superb image!!!

13 Mar 2012 12:17am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

This is a perfect photograph. The contrast of the snow and the green in the reflections is masterfully exhibited here. Wonderful composition! Congratulations on the spotlight!

13 Mar 2012 8:24am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

13 Mar 2012 11:18am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Utterly fabulous and congratulations on spotlight, well deserved

13 Mar 2012 3:50pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

Thanks, everybody. I was pretty pleased with this image but am never sure how it will be received by others until I put it out there. I guess this one's a winner. :)

13 Mar 2012 5:07pm

yvan from Slovenia

WOW, what a beautiful photo and a great collection in your blog, congratulations!

13 Mar 2012 6:09pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight!
Magnificent, breathtaking, stunning...... Wow! :)

13 Mar 2012 6:19pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

outstanding compo! so fantastic this reflections!

13 Mar 2012 7:03pm

pascale from Limoges, France

Fantastic .......really.

13 Mar 2012 7:19pm

Grandoude from Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France

Superb!
Winter left the way for the spring!

15 Mar 2012 1:35pm

Bron from Canberra, Australia

Brilliant work. Congratulations on your spotlight!

16 Mar 2012 3:35am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Stunning shot! I love that the color is just concentrated in the reflection. Well done and congratulations!

16 Mar 2012 6:27pm

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Fantastic photo...one of the BEST I've ever seen. Nice composition, color and crisp focus...well done!

1 Apr 2012 2:48am

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

8 Apr 2012 11:05am

Faon from Strasbourg, France

Wow ! Amazing shot !

8 Apr 2012 8:56pm

Gary Thaxton from Saxapahaw, United States

Wonderful demonstration of figure ground reversal with impressive color.

21 May 2012 8:01pm

Alireza from Tehran, Iran

Oh my God ! Fantastic...

12 Jul 2012 8:14am

Aurora from Weird, Sweden

Impressive.

16 Jan 2013 5:46am

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