Sunset - Late Autumn in Yosemite

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October 2012
Yosemite Valley, California
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Countless photographs have been made at this "mature" location. One needs to take a hard look at a subject like this, and maybe return time and again until one can pre-visualize a new photograph. I have always admired the sunset shots with snow in the wintertime made here, but I wanted something different. Autumn is a magic time in Yosemite, and there were many more elements to work with at this time of year. There were many other photographers present and all were grumbling about the light, or the haze, or one thing or another that was not working for them. I was a bit amused! I have learned to always work with whatever is available , to make the best of any situation. Many times any session is practice for the next time and luck favors the prepared.  I was ready for the few moments of light that worked. This image was made moments after a portrait version. The light changes fast in late October, and this version may not be quite as strong.