Yosemite in Late Afternoon

Diablo III anyone?

What’s your Battletag? I thought it might be a fun way for you guys to play with other community members… put yours below, and then go add others! People around here are generally pretty cool… And yes, I’ve been enjoying the game a lot! I don’t get a lot of time to play…. but I do really dig it!

Daily Photo – Yosemite in Late Afternoon

I spent about a week in Yosemite, and every day had slightly different light. I was quite sad there was no snow the entire time, but I am excited to go back and see it!

Even though there was no snow, I was quite cold. I tried out a new set of gloves which were quite crappy. I think the only kind of situation I like when it is cold is those mittens that flip up so I can use my fingers. I had the perfect mittens, but then I lost one of them, so now I only have one mitten, and this is a sad thing.

Yosemite in Late Afternoon

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-04 17:07:22
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  • Aperturef/5.3
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length90mm (90mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
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  • Oh wowee….this is sooo beautiful – you feel like you are lost in those gorgeous mountains that seem to go on forever! Love this so much!

  • Casper van Zyl

    I know all about losing mittens,lost one in New Jersey the day it started to snow.We went down to the Taj Mahal casino in New Jersey and it was the first time I saw snow on a beach. As Susan said your lost in those mountains but I’d hate if it were so, you would freeze to death. Love the colours.

  • Love the mood of this image, beautiful light and colors.
    Oh, my battle tag: languageez#2796 (I play on the European server)

  • Scott Starks

    I really like the red color of the left mountain contrasting with the purple color of the right.
    US Server Battle tag: AcidReflux#1576

  • So now you are mittenless (mittless?)?

    Great shot, so much detail! Looks cold indeed!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • John Cox

    Wow, the majesty of that place. Added to Schemer… one day.

  • Trey, you can get those mittens at Kathmandu in Queenstown, AFAIK

  • yes I got the idea for those mittens from you Trey! I got the Katmandu flip top ones and love them

  • Another beautiful photo. I love this one, too!!! Have a wonderful day, everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Diablo III is awesome.. love to add you to my list Trey.. what character are you?


  • Lost your mitten? No pie for you, then!

  • Well… I have to say i’m not too happy with your book man. I’m a huge fan of your photography and your free HDR tutorial. However the book is pretty much the same thing and I didn’t learn any new tricks. I also ordered some of your e-books and those where much more helpful. So please prompt those instead of your book. I really though that since the book was so much thicker there would be a much more in depth detailed instructions. This was not the case at all, like the HDR tutorial online its kinda vague and leaves some stuff out that one needed to figure out after a few years of doing HDR’s. That s all I have to say… the book is for
    beginners thats that.

  • On what server do you play? US?

  • Bryan Steffen

    When I was a kid my parents took my brother and I on a road trip to Yellowstone. I was awestruck. Since then, I’ve been back to Yellowstone twice as an adult. I want to do the same with my family now. I’ve got 5 kids (13, 11, 9, 6, and 3) and I want to give them the same type of experience, but with Yosemite. Everytime I look at pictures from Yosemite, my jaw drops and I can’t help but be amazed.

    BryGy#1494 on US Server. I am rolling a Monk. I’m letting my oldest son play on the account too. He’s played a bit more and has a demon hunter and a wizard. Like Trey, I don’t get much time to play, but when I do, I enjoy it.

  • MattMacias

    I remember a while back you were asking what kind of gloves people wore and I forgot to comment. I recently moved from Southern California to Oregon and I have extremely bad circulation in my hands so they freeze fast. I tried the big snow type gloves but they were just to cumbersome to operate a camera and the thin gloves didn’t work. So I bought a pair of the outdoor running gloves that are thin but give you great dexterity and then used a “hot-hands” heat pack and slid it into the glove against the palm. It feels weird at first but after a while its nice. And it makes your hands hot enough to sweat. I have only tried it down to around 30 degrees or so. Just a idea.

  • It looks like a stunning place to go and take photo’s… I will have to put it on my bucket list

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Yes – I go to Yellowstone a lot more than Yosemite… but I like both.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks for the feedback Matthew. There are many other tutorials on the site for free you might enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Diablo III is a good distraction from my usual WoW … Taramada#2461

  • The colors in this shot are really fantastic. You waited for the perfect moment, methinks. great stuff.

  • Sam Jage

    what Camera and Lens was used for this Awesome Picture… Bravo!

  • Dee

    Awesome click. How much of post processing work was involved? I personally do not touch-up photos (maybe add some light to photos that came out dark). I like to revisit memories through my blog and too much processing doesn’t help there. But I am in a dilemma here because the photos look so amazing when touched-up. Makes it so perfect. Your photos have inspired me enough to make me venture into using lightroom that has been purchased but just sitting around.

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