Classic Tunnel View with Clearing Storm

© Richard A. Midthun

Classic Tunnel View with Clearing Storm

Uploaded: November 18, 2010 21:51:21


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.


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


Chris Budny level-deluxe January 27, 2011

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 January 28, 2011

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 February 10, 2011

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

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 10, 2011

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


Melissa G. Meiselman February 12, 2011

Huge congrats on your wonderful winner!! #9235169

Emile Abbott level-classic February 12, 2011

Stunning winner, Congratulations, Richard. #9236038

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 12, 2011

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

Richard A. Midthun February 14, 2011

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 level-classic February 20, 2011

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

UB. #9251597

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