Archive for March, 2009
The spring equinox is only a few days away, and the light is changing rapidly in Yosemite Valley. In winter the rising and setting sun strikes formations on the north side of the valley like El Capitan, Three Brothers, and Yosemite Falls. In summer the best light shifts to the rocks and falls on the south side of the valley – Glacier Point, Sentinel Rock, Cathedral Rocks, and Bridalveil Fall.
Since my post from February 28th, a little over a week ago, there’s been a poppy explosion in the Merced River Canyon. The acreage in bloom has probably tripled. Most are still in the burned area across the river from Highway 140, two to three miles east of Briceburg, where the flowers now reach to the tops of the ridges, but “Grandy’s Hill,” a bit further east on the highway side of the river, is blazing.
Due to a mixup with my web hosting service, some images have been missing from this blog recently, and all the new additions to my web site were also missing for a period of time. Everything should be okay now, and I apologize any inconvenience or confusion.
I’ve made several additions to my web site, including a Tips and Tutorials section, with two tips: one on reading histograms, and another about how to re-create the effect of a graduated neutral-density filter in Photoshop. The foreground of the Mono Lake photo above was lightened using my “digital graduated filter” method. I’ve also added a Books & Posters area, plus an Articles section.