Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

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.

* My Facebook page *

Upcoming workshops

Yosemite winter, spring, and fall; New Zealand; Grand Canyon; Death Valley; Eastern Sierra; Maui; Hawaii's Big Island; Columbia River Gorge

Other Links

* Facebook

* WordPress Blog

* Website: Eloquent Images

Thanks for visiting. Even if I don't respond, your comments are always read and appreciated.

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


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 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



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


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

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 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


16 Jan 2013 5:46am

This image has been featured in 1 Remix collection.

Nature... by Judy aka L@dybug