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Equipment & Techniques => Landscape Photography Locations => Topic started by: HSakols on January 21, 2017, 10:28:12 PM

Title: Snow in Yosemite Valley
Post by: HSakols on January 21, 2017, 10:28:12 PM
Yosemite Valley is finally getting some snow with more on the way tonight.  Here is what it looked like this afternoon. 
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Post by: madlantern on January 22, 2017, 03:43:55 AM
Looks fantastic!!

How's the view from by the river (e.g. Valley View)?
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Post by: sierraman on January 22, 2017, 09:33:35 PM
Very Nice!   :)
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Post by: francois on January 23, 2017, 04:36:50 AM
Nice with just a thin blanket of snow…
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Post by: BAB on January 23, 2017, 04:04:10 PM
I cant believe that's all the snow there is? Question is that the first real snow of the season?
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Post by: HSakols on January 24, 2017, 08:54:29 AM
Yesterday it snowed all the way down to El Portal 2000 ft.  I drove it and was walking through about a foot on snow on the valley floor.  Finally we have winter!
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Post by: Mjollnir on January 24, 2017, 09:25:04 AM
Yesterday it snowed all the way down to El Portal 2000 ft.  I drove it and was walking through about a foot on snow on the valley floor.  Finally we have winter!

Yup.  Mariposa, Oakhurst, etc... as well.

And work is keeping me in L.A..   Sigh.
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Post by: HSakols on January 24, 2017, 09:52:33 AM
Here is one from last night from El Capitan Meadow.  I of course had a snow day!
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Post by: ShawnBK on January 24, 2017, 12:24:47 PM
Simply wow! With all the snow in late Jan, I wonder how the Firefall will be, sans the fog.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 24, 2017, 01:09:53 PM
The first one is nice, but this new one is really super!
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Post by: tim wolcott on January 25, 2017, 11:18:26 PM
Its very interesting to see how a big amount of the trees have died in the valley and have turned reddish in color.  I didn't see that when I was there several years ago.  Shame the scene has been ruined by the bark beetle.  Tim
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Post by: EricV on January 26, 2017, 12:36:02 PM
The first two are among the best I have seen from this viewpoint.  I prefer the B/W treatment.  Speaking of dead trees, I would clone out the distracting dead tree just to the right of Bridalveil waterfall.
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Post by: HSakols on January 26, 2017, 01:28:23 PM
Tim,

Were these taken on Monday?  I thought I saw a truck by the woodpile that goes up to the Old Big Oak Flat Road. The beetle kill has been huge and has effected more than just Yosemite.  Prior to the 1870's Yosemite Valley was much wetter and had more oaks and fewer pines. Thanks to Galen Clark, the terminal moraine was blasted so that the river valley would drain.  This was an early mosquito abatement program.   
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Post by: madlantern on January 28, 2017, 12:06:17 AM
Thanks for all the photos!

Has anyone been there the past 1 to 2 days? I'm really interested in knowing the very recent conditions as I'm thinking of sneaking away to there for 1-2 days over the weekend.
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Post by: Chairman Bill on January 28, 2017, 05:44:45 AM
A beautiful set. Note to self, sell a kidney & visit Yosemite
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Post by: maddogmurph on February 04, 2017, 11:53:43 PM
A beautiful set. Note to self, sell a kidney & visit Yosemite

Starting next week is Firefalls season for a week or so.

Anyone want to snow shoe 8 miles with me up to glacier point on Saturday?

I'm going to kick my own ass for sure.

Maddog
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 05, 2017, 12:16:45 AM
A beautiful set. Note to self, sell a kidney & visit Yosemite
If your kidneys are type O, I'll buy one.   ;D

Yosemite is definitely worth a kidney.

-Eric
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Post by: Tony Jay on February 05, 2017, 12:27:08 AM
Beautiful - well worth the look!

Tony Jay
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Post by: Tony Jay on February 05, 2017, 01:28:08 AM
If your kidneys are type O, I'll buy one.   ;D...
Eric?
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 05, 2017, 08:49:34 AM
Eric?
Actually, my kidneys have been stable for over a year now, and I'm hoping I won't have to go on dialysis before I finally come up with a kidney on the lottery. I'm two years into my estimated six-year wait for a kidney on the official wait list.
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Post by: HSakols on February 09, 2017, 10:08:10 PM
Sorry to say that it has been raining in Yosemite Valley.  Here is what the Merced River looked like this morning from El Portal. 
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Post by: HSakols on February 20, 2017, 02:35:31 PM
Here are some from Sunday morning near Glacier Point.  It was a 10 mile ski for this view.