Day 90: Yosemite, Day 2

Today we got up early to catch the 9am photo walk with a guide from the Ansel Adams Gallery:

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The team preps their gear:

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We had a bit of water coming down Yosemite Falls, and there was a tiny rainbow in the mist:

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We spotted a hawk in the tree.  Do you see it?

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We worked on adding foreground framing to background objects:

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I was enjoying this tree in the sun with the rock face behind it in shade:

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I carry a highly portable stand and umbrella, and used it with an off-camera flash to create this portrait:

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The family that chimps together stays together:

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After lunch we drove up to Tunnel View.  It is a truly amazing scene.  To give an idea of scale, El Capitan, on the left, is 3000 vertical feet from its base to the top:

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On the way down, we hiked in to view Bridalveil Falls.  This is the dry season, but water still falls down the 619 foot cascade:

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Towards sunset, I took the kids for a bike ride up to Mirror Lake, which is dry in the fall.  Here they are standing in the lake bed:

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Mirror Lake is right under Half Dome:

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We rode back towards Yosemite Village for a more traditional view of Half Dome:

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We also stopped in at Housekeeping Campground.  The tent cabins have been partially disassembled for the season.  This is where we would stay when we visited Yosemite when I was a child:

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Day 89: Yosemite, Day 1
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