Monday, October 29, 2012

Yosemite National Park/Mono Lake (HDR Compositions)

Yosemite National Park is a national park located in California that stretches eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in the central eastern portion of California and covers around 761,268 acres or 3,080.74 km² of land. Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, deep valleys, grand meadows, giant sequoias, giant wilderness area, and much more. Mono Lake, a salt lake east of Yosemite National Park that is located in Mono County, California, covers a total of 45,133 acres or 182.65 km². The lake is famous for its high salt content and its tufa formations. I have visited both of those areas and are here to show you some of the photos I took at these two places along with some other photos I have taken along the route. These photos will be divided over several blog posts. I hope you enjoy the photos! If you would like to get notifications when I do post, you can Like/Follow me on the following fan pages: FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

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Parts: Yosemite Falls Comparison | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | HDR Compositions | Panoramas

Message from the author: It's almost Halloween guys! Right on Halloween (hopfully) I will have some special holiday related photos to show you guys. Those may get spliced in the middle of this chain of posts again, if I don't finish putting up the Yosemite photos before Halloween.

Now let's introduce you to the photos for today. Here are the HDR compositions that I did at Yosemite National Park! They will not be in order in which they are taken, instead I will be arranging them from what I believe to be the best, all the way down to the average looking ones. Hope you enjoy this post!

HDR at Tunnel View Turnout at Yosemite. There is Half Dome on the right in the distance. 

HDR of a sunset I did on the way home from Yosemite. Some ghosting still exists even though I turned on ghost suppression in Photoshop while compositing this. 



Here is another HDR at Tunnel View Turnout at Yosemite. This one is zoomed out at 16mm. The above one was at 35mm. It was done with my Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens

Some landscapes as seen in Yosemite Village. 

Another shot in Yosemite Village near the motel I stayed at over night. Looks like this photo is out of a children's picture book doesn't it? 



HDR of the trail taking you up to Lower Yosemite Falls. 

This was near the trail taking you up to Lower Yosemite Falls. This used to be where the river is. All the water from the waterfall would be flowing down the mountain from here, but if you remember in my first blog post on Yosemite, it was a dry season. 

Here is an HDR from the hiking trail down to Mono Meadows. Its turnout is on the road up to Glacier Point. 



Here is an HDR on the side of the highway on my way to Mono Lake.  

This is a stream on the side of the road on my way to Mono Lake.  

 I think this on my way to Mono Lake. 



Landscapes on my way to Mono Lake.  

This was the view at a turnout in Yosemite.  

Thank you for looking at my HDR compositions! I hope you have enjoyed these photos. Next time I have some panoramas I did on my trip, so please check back soon! Please don't forget to share my blog posts with your friends! If you would like to get notifications next time I post, you can "Like" me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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