Trees in Yosemite

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Daily Photo – Trees in Yosemite

I’m not really an “expert” on Yosemite by any means! I’ve only been there once, and I know there are many photographers that have been there 5 or 10 or more times! I spent most of my time driving around the main roads and going off on little mini-hikes. But I didn’t really know the best places to go… so I would hike along little creeks and get shots like this.

I remember I did a little walk to a place called “Mirror Lake” or something. It sounded so awesome from the name! But then I got there, and it was just a puddle of ice. I felt ripped off! They should change the name of it every hour depending on what it currently looks like. There’s no way I would have walked to “Dirty Ice Ugly Lake”.

Trees in Yosemite

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-12-31 00:00:00
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length36.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

  • Daniel Raghu

    “Dirty Ice Ugly Lake” that really made me laugh 😀

    I do enjoy Pinterest too. Anyway here is the link

  • Jeanine Moore

    Yep – Been there, done that! You have to see Mirror Lake in the spring. By summer’s end it can be nothing more than a wet spot. Do try again!

  • Casper van Zyl

    Great shot,by the way i really liked your boots in that video,you were sitting with your dog.Let us know the brand I may buy a pair when i get to Canada this Summer.

  • Great story. The reflections are awesome.

  • I just love today’s photo. Really beautiful!

  • susan ratcliff

    Beautiful photo Trey! 🙂

  • Mirror Lake is beautiful in the Spring. Like the other water features in the park it benefits from the runoff of melting snow. Here’s an interesting note: Ansel Adams made money by photographing tourists at Mirror Lake in the morning.

  • Dee

    Mirror lake is actually beautiful – when it is not windy or raining or snowing. When the water is still, the reflections are clear and there majestic peaks looks so amazing. I am going there next month and I am hoping to get a good capture.

  • MBStuart

    We like it too (wife and I share our Pinterest account) 🙂

  • Trey I was having a similar problem with Yosemite. I’m going again in a few weeks but this time I asked the google+ experts of Yosemite if there is some sort of photographers guide to Yosemite. And turns out, there is an iphone app called Photographers Guide to Yosemite. It seems to tell the best places to go at what time of year at what time of day.

  • Well, Trey, whether it’s a lake or a puddle you sure got a beautiful
    photo. Next time I’m at Yosemite I’m gonna hunt that puddle down!! My
    pinterest: and photo-journal blog:

  • Henry Egghart

    Mirror Lake was a lot bigger when it got its name. Sedimentation and geomorphology waits for no man and no name! Alik Griffin, here’s your guide.

  • Ken Liu

    I shot a photo of mirror lake as well. Yosemite is full of places to shoot, and every shot is gorgeous.

    My pinterest name is kenkliu

  • Trey Great shot Russ

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks Russ! 🙂

  • I know what you mean Trey! We went to Zion Nat. Park last autumn and the ‘Emerald Pools’ were more like a ‘Brown Bog’. Shame, but there is so much to see that it didn’t take away much from the overall experience.

  • Awesome work as always Trey,

    Sharing my Pinterest here too: Cheers!

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