Rock, Paper, Scissors

© Francis Cailles

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Uploaded: May 10, 2005


El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, CA.

Title inspired by Andrew McDavid's comment under a friend's image of the same scene. Andrew, who LOVES Yosemite, said that this scene makes him imagine El Capitan playing a game of Rock, Paper Scissors with the trees on the other side of the Merced River. Andrew is a pro portrait photographer, who has a vivid imagination :-)


Ishaq Pagar Alam May 10, 2005

Stunning image. Beautiful. Nice composition and tones.

Excellent work Francis. #247481

Cathy Stancil May 10, 2005

Absolutely beautiful as always Francis !! #1338879

Susana Matos May 11, 2005

Francis, your photos are an inspiration!!!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #1338989

Leesa White May 11, 2005

Really beautiful, Francis! #1340373

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 24, 2005

Sheer beauty, great lighting and comp! #1390556

Daniella Puente August 01, 2006

Great perspective on this image Francis, love the light on the top and how the bottom makes it bigger on deep, congrats! #3112366

Jill Odice level-classic October 11, 2010

Leave it to Andy to come up with that :-) Absolutely stunning shot !!! Into my favs it goes! #8960246

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