Merced Camera Club, Getting The Picture
Getting The Picture

This is a monthly (or so) feature of our site, in which Merced Camera Club members provide their thoughts
about the creation of some of our favorite images.

June, 2011

"Dramatic Bridal Veil Falls" -- Karen Campbell

How itís done:

I love to visit Yosemite often (maybe 15+ trips a year), and on April 9th 2011, at approx. 2pm, the temperature in Yosemite Valley dropped from 52 to about 34 degrees & a light snow began falling over the Village. Heading back around the loop a third time, about 3pm, it seemed right to go back up to the Tunnel Vista (where you can view the entire Yosemite Valley) since the light was changing so rapidly! Up at Tunnel Vista, you could see the dark clouds closing over the Valley, so I decided to wait for a while (something I rarely do) to see if the late afternoon sunlight might peek through the clouds. I only had to wait about 10-12 minutes when some light came sweeping over the ridge behind to my right. Just as I had hoped, the sunlight lit up Bridal Veil like it was at "center stage"... I was able to capture several images before the light was gone! And then I was reminded~ "the the art of photography is all about the light!" I was very thankful to have been in the right place at the right time...

The image was captured with a Nikon D300, at f20, 1/250 second and ISO 200.

The Birdie

Getting The Picture Archives

"Patriotism," Tom Frazier

"Baby Blue Eyes," Robert Dayton

"Stark Existence," Jim Cunningham

"The Old Barn" -Carlene Cunningham

"Dance" -Sam Shaw

"Snow Geese Flight Pattern" -Lloyd Bever

"Wildflower Trail" -Floyd Hopper

"Sunflower" -Andy Tolsma