Yosemite Cathedral

© Craig A. Rose

Yosemite Cathedral

Francis Cailles 12/27/2003 3:57:24 PM

wow! I love this! I was there last month hoping to photograph the very same thing, but there was no snow. Cold enough, just no moisture in the sky. Did you take this recently? It's beautiful! I have a picture taken week before Thansksgiving...I'll show it to you if you're interested..email me. great shot! #82809

Craig A. Rose 12/27/2003 4:19:00 PM

Thanks so much for the response!!! I would love to see your image of the chapel - feel free to send it on to me at:


This image was taken yesterday morning. There was quite a bit of snow on the valley floor from a recent storm and there were continuing snow showers while we were there.


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Paula Lechten 12/27/2003 7:23:42 PM

Awesome capture. Perspective is perfect. #309223

Craig A. Rose 12/27/2003 7:41:53 PM

Hiya Paula!

Thanks for the comment...it was a perfect morning in the Yosemite Valley and I was standing in only a foot of powdery snow to get this angle! =8^)


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Joy Brown 12/27/2003 8:27:18 PM

Outstanding image, Craig! #309252

Craig A. Rose 12/27/2003 9:03:41 PM

Hi Joy! Thanks for the comment/compliment!!! It was an absolutely amazing day in Yosemite and as I type this I am thinking about how and when I can get back up there. So beautiful and inspiring!


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Evy Johansen 12/27/2003 10:09:05 PM

What a post card...... Beautiful image, Craig! #309312

Craig A. Rose 12/28/2003 8:39:46 AM

Evy! Nice to hear from you...thanks for the kind words.


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Jean Papo 1/15/2004 11:55:46 AM

Congratulations, Craig! A real beauty! #333564

Paula Lechten 1/15/2004 5:33:25 PM

Congratulations Craig. I prefer the vertical shot, it really conveys the power of nature. #334244

Carol Brill 1/15/2004 9:52:28 PM

Stunning shot, Craig, where in Yosemite did you take this? I was just up there last weekend, great snow still! Congratulations on making the finals with this wonderful image, and best of luck! #334636

Susie Peek-Swint 1/16/2004 3:47:16 AM

Many congrats on this beautiful photo Craig! #334976

Craig A. Rose 1/16/2004 6:46:24 AM

Susan, Carol, Paula, Jean -

Thanks so much folks! I am so happy that y'all like this shot and that it was selected as a finalist!!!!

Carol - this was taken from a snow covered Sentinel meadow within the Yosemite Valley. The view is just perfect - and when in the snow...AMAZING!!!

Again, thanks to all of you!!! #335347

Francis Cailles 1/16/2004 3:37:35 PM

congratulations, Craig. I knew this one is a winner when I first saw it. Well done, Craig. #336347

GARY L. ROHRBAUGH 1/16/2004 3:51:28 PM

Congrats Craig! #336384

Mary K. Robison 1/16/2004 7:48:18 PM

Truly beautiful image, Craig ~ Congratulations on your win, and continued success! #336612

Evy Johansen 1/16/2004 8:16:09 PM

Many congrats on your Second Place win, Craig! #336638

Colette M. Metcalf 1/17/2004 12:44:53 PM

Congrats to you, Craig!! #337460

Brenda Tharp 1/17/2004 11:24:48 PM

Congratulations, Craig - I am very envious, I had tried to get away to go up there myself, but it was tough to time it just right. Had to be there when it happened, and you got lucky! But you did a very nice job with the situation. Great mood to this image - and you have next year's holiday card already to go! #338022

Craig A. Rose 1/19/2004 8:33:53 AM

Francis, Gary, Mary, Evy, Colette!!!

Thanks-a-billion for the incredibly kind words. I am so happy this image was chosen by the judges!!! Does this justify the purchase of a new wide angle lens? =8^)

Seriously, thanks again!!!

Craig #340080

Craig A. Rose 1/19/2004 8:36:31 AM


Appreciate the comment. Yup, it is tricky to get the timing just right - this was a first for me at Yosemite. Thanks again for the kind words! This will definitely be the main choice for next year's Christmas card...


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Cathy Barrows 1/21/2004 6:12:35 AM

Congrats! beautiful #342117

Gary H. Minish 1/23/2004 1:24:23 AM

Striking scene, perfect composition, very sharp & clean detail, white balance is perfect and the exposure is perfect! VERY nicely seen and shot, Craig. Postcard Perfect and a well deserved win. Congratulations ;-) #344445

Craig A. Rose 1/23/2004 8:30:00 AM

Thanks Cathy & Gary!

I'm glad y'all like this image so much - and thanks for the super kind words, Gary!


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Loraine Arnold 1/26/2004 2:35:04 AM

Nice photo! I like that it looks like a black & white except for the color in the cathedral. Gives it a nice effect. #348292

Susana Matos 2/1/2004 1:27:40 AM

very interesting contrast between color and B&W! I was wondering if it´s B&W or just the mother nature´ colors of winter... Congratulations,
Cheers from Portugal, Su #356373

Craig A. Rose 2/1/2004 12:22:10 PM

Loraine & Susana -

Wow!!! Thanks so much for the really super nice comments!!! Yes, the black and white look of everything but the church blew my mind, too.

Susana, it was nature's doing completely. The look came as a total suprise to me, but I was thrilled when I finally printed the image and it had that look. In fact, the entire area was really grayscale in appearance except the church - it just came out in a way that made me so happy.

Again, thanks for the comments!

Craig #357413

Christopher Budny 4/24/2006 4:01:12 PM

Nothing like commenting years later ;) This is just beautiful... what an amazing "wall" of trees! And the church really pops out... just beautiful! A very belated congrats on this win. (It came up on the Contest Page today.) #2681942

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Exposure 1/250 sec. at f/8.0, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.

Uploaded on 12/27/2003 2:50:14 PM

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