After making the climb along the Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park last summer, I took a break with my hiking companions at the top of Nevada Fall to put down our bags, have some lunch, and take in the sights. There is a particular point directly adjacent to Nevada Fall where one can look over a railing and watch the fall crash down nearly 600ft. I have shared a previous photograph from this very location taken one a few moments before this, which can be seen here. Looking just a little further up stream the mist billows out into the surrounding forest. It creates an almost cool foggy appearance that belies the warm sunny skies overhead. With so much to take in from this perspective I am happy to have taken this one frame of what, in my opinion, was a less obvious composition. It can be difficult to focus with a raging river and waterfall just a few feet away from you.
Nikon D90 | Nikon 35mm f/2.0 | f/9 | 1/400s | ISO200 | Tripod
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