The Mariposa Woods

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Daily Photo – The Mariposa Woods

While we were at Yosemite for the big PhotoWalk, we took an evening to visit the Mariposa Woods.  They were very close to our hotel, and it was an easier drive than going all the way to the main park at Yosemite.  Plus, I had a feeling the sunset would be quite stunning through the trees.  My feelings don’t always work out, but this time it did.

My methods still haven’t changed for these kinds of shots.  Seven exposures:  from +3 to -3 seems to get the job done.  I end up with more than enough light for the post-processing.

The Mariposa WoodsWhile we were at Yosemite for the big PhotoWalk, we took an evening to visit the Mariposa Woods.  They were very close to our hotel, and it was an easier drive than going all the way to the main park at Yosemite.  Plus, I had a feeling the sunset would be quite stunning through the trees.  My feelings don't always work out, but this time it did.My methods still haven't changed for these kinds of shots.  Seven exposures:  from +3 to -3 seems to get the job done.  I end up with more than enough light for the post-processing.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the entire post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • http://liketheocean.com/ Sathya

    Lovely as usual !!! Kind of nice that the shadows pull me into the shot :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRUZYIT5ASYXVXKFIVWVXFTL4U Susan

    Wow! So beautiful with the setting sun and colors coming through the trees – just as I picture remembering it!

  • Casper van Zyl

    Beautiful Shot you can sure see the difference from 7 verses 3 on canon.There seems to be a lot more light in between the trees as to 3 shots this I would agree on.Keep up the good work and have a beaut weekend.

  • Filip Farag

    This one is fantastic Trey,  my screen now looks cooler than ever! Thanks for sharing! :)

  • http://twitter.com/imagegourmet Anthony Salmon

    Trey, your work is great as usual, I have a question here, if there is a slight breeze blowing while you are firing of your seven shots, and I have had this many times, it looks like ghosting, are you able to process it out?

  • http://www.facebook.com/TeeGlover Tyler Glover

    Awesome shot! I love the golden hues and all the intersecting lines!

  • Anonymous

    I saved this one, too, Trey.  Very, very, very beautiful!!!!  Thanks so much for posting, have a wonderful Friday!!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks everyone :)

  • Anonymous

    I usually leave in the minor ghosting.. they are like strange brush strokes that indicate movement

  • http://www.ipbrian.com/ IPBrian

    You were right….very nice!

  • Anonymous

    You should be doing something with those awful CA. Anyways, the pic is still awesome! ;)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GVXIEZBEBWUGNABBFM56II3QEM David

    Wow, I have to say that I have only recently (within the past two weeks) started visiting this site and I am simply amazed by these photographs. I keep updating my desktop background with the new days pic to inspire me throughout the day whenever I see it (not that I have put that inspiration to any good use). I specifically like this one more than many others however. I try to look for some meaning in the photographs and I really like how the path in this picture has much greener and fuller trees whereas straying from the “path more traveled” has more shadows but a brighter light at the end of it. Im probably looking way too much into these pictures but thats what I really enjoy about these is that they make me take in the beauty of life and look for meaning in it. Thank you Trey (Btw, I found your site from hearing you on Wierd Things Podcast. Loved the episode.)

  • Adam Allegro

    There is nothing like that early evening orange sunlight.  I find myself processing more and more of these in a more traditional way, leaving the silhouettes darker, opting for a minimal HDR treatment.  That doesn’t mean I still don’t dig this one.  Well done buddy.

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