Tuesday, October 1, 2013

HDRs Redone - Yosemite National Park/Mono Lake

I recently went back and redid some of my old HDR compositions into 32-bit ones for a more natural look. 32-bit HDR compositions usually look more natural and gives better color than a 16-bit HDR (which was what I was doing before) so I went ahead and redone all of them. Today, I am here to show you the new HDR compositions from my 2012 Yosemite National Park and Mono Lake trip. You can view my previous HDR compositions and other trip photos here.

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Important Notice to all individuals planning to visit Yosemite (2012 so no longer applicable): All National Parks are currently closed due to the ongoing government shut down. You will not be able to visit Yosemite National Park or other national parks as they are closed. Many companies and businesses are offering refunds or reschedules to anyone who reserved in advance. If you have questions about your reservations, you should contact the company and business you reserved with.

The US government is the king for stupid things. Ever heard of the Stargate Project? Apparently during WWII, our government spent $20 million on psychics to predict future events. It was later canceled because it turns out the psychics can't predict accurately. More info on that here. As you can see the US government is ran by a bunch of idiots. I also don't give a **** about who caused this shut down. All I know is that I love National Parks and I love Yosemite National Park, and the people who is running this country is making the citizens and tourists suffer.

On a brighter note, HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK! Today is the 123rd birthday of  Yosemite National Park. This is part of the reason why I wanted to post these Yosemite National Park photos. The other part is because I wanted to rant about the US Government. Anyways, let's show you guys the photos! Also like last time, these photos aren't in the order they were taken. I'm reorganizing them putting the ones I think is best at the top.

One of my most favorite places to visit in Yosemite National Park is of course Tunnel View! The view there is so breath taking. 

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

HDR composition 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. 

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

Here is an HDR composition on the side of the State Route 108 in the Stanislaus National Forest. 

 This is a stream on the side of the State Route 108 in the Stanislaus National Forest on my way to Mono Lake.  

Landscapes on my way to Mono Lake.   

These 2 are the view at a turnout in Yosemite.   

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. Really sad this wonderful  park is closed just because the idiots running this country can't work things out. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.