Once in a Lifetime…

Tonights’ moon is full. Last night the moon was about 99% full.

Headed up to “Tunnelview” which overlooks the entire Yosemite Valley. Made famous, of course by Ansel Adams, this iconic photo is synonymous with this location. You have half dome in the distance, El Capitan to the left and of course Bridalveil Falls roaring in the lower right of the image.

Considering the elements of weather and the season, having a clear night to shoot this image is nothing short of amazing. Many times as a photographer you go out hoping to capture something magical, something moving… something that will connect with the viewer. And many times, clouds roll in, rain pours down, the light is flat, etc. Frustrating, for sure. But honestly… nights like last night, where you get a chance to capture something magical make it all worth it.

Makes me glad I was “there” to witness it. After shooting was finished, I sat back and soaked it all in. “Pure Magic…” I thought to myself… Glad I can share the moment with you…

P.S. CANNOT wait to get home and get this printed for the Gallery. Thinking of printing it on Aluminum to really bring out the breathtaking detail.

Enjoy!

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7 Responses to “Once in a Lifetime…”

  1. Amazing shot! Well done!

  2. Joseph,

    Looks like a great trip. I’ll have to make it up to the Gallery again once you get this printed – beautiful shot!

    I’ve been crazy busy myself since my last visit – a good sign, especially considering the economy. I’ve got three shows in January, February and March and lots of new work on the website:

    http://www.essentiallightphotography.com

    Keep up the good work!

    • Jim, excellent trip, and the moon rise last night was… a once in a lifetime event. Great to hear you are busy, please let me know if and when you stop back down!

  3. Just stunning. Definitely get this baby printed LARGE!

  4. Wow – that is just gorgeous! Looks absolutely magical…

  5. Just a amazing shot Joseph! The water falls looks like a magical detail!

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    […] Once in a Lifetime… Tonights’ moon is full. Last night the moon was about 99% full. Headed up to “Tunnelview” which overlooks the entire Yosemite Valley. Made famous, of course by Ansel Adams, this iconic photo is synonymous with this location. You have half dome in the distance, El Capitan to the left and of course Bridalveil Falls roaring in […] […]

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