Classic Tunnel View with Clearing Storm

© Richard A. Midthun

Classic Tunnel View with Clearing Storm

Christopher J. Budny Student 1/27/2011 5:41:23 PM

Wow. Just wow... I just finished watching Ken Burns' National Parks, and long to see this myself. Beautifully captured... makes you sad to think what Hetch Hetchy Valley offered us, now flooded. #1347958

Richard A. Midthun 1/28/2011 8:28:58 AM

Thanks for taking notice of my image. This place is magical. I hadn't been there since my youth, and have started going back--and will continue to do so.

I have had the same thoughts. I haven't researched it further, but some other Yosemite folk have said there are ways to maintain a proper reservoir for San Francisco's use while draining the Hetch Hetchy valley. I don't know if it is true.

I have been told that it had more spectacular waterfalls, but couldn't trump Yosemite for overall beauty.
Thanks again,
Rick M. #9198995

Merna L. Nobile 2/10/2011 5:24:08 PM

Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9228433

Kay E. Mahoney 2/10/2011 6:47:29 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.


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Melissa Gurdus 2/12/2011 7:01:40 AM

Huge congrats on your wonderful winner!! #9235169

Emile Abbott 2/12/2011 12:22:14 PM

Stunning winner, Congratulations, Richard. #9236038

Christopher J. Budny 2/12/2011 4:27:18 PM

So glad to see this win, Richard; congratulations! #9236520

Richard A. Midthun 2/14/2011 9:21:34 AM

I am very honored. Thanks to everyone for such wonderful congratulations. It is so beneficial to see and learn from such a fine group of photographers.
Rick M. #9240077

Usman M. Bajwa 2/20/2011 10:14:15 AM

Huge CONGRATZ on getting into the Winners' Circle, Richard!!!

UB. #9251597


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Description

My last view of the valley before heading home. Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California.

D300, 24-70mm F/2.8G, 28mm, F/10, ISO 200, blended exposure, tripod mounted with remote release.


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Exif: F Number: 10, ExposureTime: 1666944/100000000 seconds, ISO: 200, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 11/18/2010 9:51:21 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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