Oaks In Winter

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  1. Jim Sanderson

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    Yosemite Valley after the first wintery Storm this week.

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    Looks like a quiet scene to be in......

    That's my fantasy at least - don't spoil the mood by describing the squealing mobs in the parking lot :D
     
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    Beautiful
     
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    Was pretty nice. No parking lot nearby, no crowds that morning. Campgrounds closed, only one road into the park open. Tire chains at R2. Just the way I like it.
     
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    That's awesome Jim! The best conditions all around for Yosemite! :)
     
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    Very similar shot from two weeks before (11/15). What a difference a foot+ of snow overnight makes...……..

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    Gorgeous. I dream of X-skiing in Yosemite on a quiet day like that. The before shot is really nice too - I like the layers of color and bit of light o the middle grass.
     
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    Lovely! (the one with the snow :) )
     
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    Fantastic image! The lighting just draws my eyes through the tree 'tunnel'!
     
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    Great scene & B&W really takes it over the top!
     
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    Nice job with both images, Jim.
     
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    Love the composition with the darker trees framing the light in the center. I think the snowy B&W works much better than the previous color version.
     
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    Yes, I like the B&W rendition of the snowy capture also. Took a little time to work it up. This is a jpg of the final print version. The color photo wasn’t worked up and and just shows what a difference one storm can make. Thanks as always for the comments.
     
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    Snow is a game changer. Nice imaging, Jim.
     
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    Beautiful snow scene.

    Interesting comparison to the color.

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    Alan, you would be totally surprised. You might need to think differently about Yosemite in the winter. Except for a 2 week period at the end of Feb for Horsetail Falls, that winter time in Yosemite can be almost total solitude with very few people there, and I mean very few people. You would almost consider it deserted in the winter time.
     
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