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“Repeated returns may be more rewarding..."

“Repeated returns may be more rewarding than prolonged waiting for something to happen at a given spot," opined Ansel Adams. So true. In Yosemite the weather and light are always changing, bringing a new aspect to a familiar scene. Each season brings something new. Case in point? The author framed these exposures of a storm clearing over Half Dome only a few seconds apart.




Standing at Inspiration Point, she used Canon’s 80-200 f.2.8 telephoto with a polarizing filter. She used the spot meter mode and bracketed exposures as her graduated neutral density filters had been left behind in the car. A fast shutter speed captured the rapid movement of mist over the peak of Half Dome as a storm cleared.


The magnificent spectacle was over as quickly as it had begun. She caught her breath after she finished taking the sequence.


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