The Ahwahneechee - Native Americans lived peacefully in Yosemite Valley for centuries, until 1851 when the first whitemen entered the Valley. The Mariposa Battalion was a quasi military, but more like a vigilante group with the goal of ridding the Valley of Native Americans.
They captured the Ahwahneechee chief Tenaya's three sons and along with others, removed them from the Valley. The Ahwahneechee name for the 3 granited peaks in this image meant "Leaping Frogs". The whitemen named it Three Brothers after the sons. Also in the scene is Bridalveil Fall.
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Wahclellaspirit (4079) 2014-02-07 14:08
Great time of day to capture this shot as the rock at sunset glows copper as I remember it shinging at the Meadows.
Excellent note in History too,
batalay (38553) 2014-02-07 14:38
It's surprising that one of the most beautiful sites in the United States, Yosemite, was not discovered by whitemen until 1851. Your note gives historical perspective to the scene, and an idea of the scale in this area. I remember staying in a log cabin in Yosemite Valley in the late 1960s, and seeing the beauty of El Capitain on the left, Bridle Veil on the right, and Half-Dome in the distance.
fabbs99 (17133) 2014-02-07 21:48
High mountains and a great waterfalls in the middle.It looks like a dream destination for many of us.Impressive shot of the amazing site.TFS.
jhm (150858) 2014-02-08 1:34
A nice title for these three brothers nice beside each other.
With in centre the waterfall.
Your picture is taken in high quality with wonderful colours
Absolutely a very nice image about these area.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-02-08 3:41
I am true mountain enthusiast so pictures on this theme always appeal to me very much. I like this one with its great POV and nice wide angle to show the group of the peaks. The small waterfall adds very much to the scene and the trees in the foreground frame the image nicely at the bottom.
The colors are superb, especially lit by the warm tones of the afternoon sun. Good contrast between dark shapes of the trees and orange mountains.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend
Noel_Byrne (30167) 2014-02-08 7:08
The light in this is really magical, bringing a beautiful golden tone from the rocks. This was a wonderful moment to capture this with that gold against the vivid blue sky. I like the falls too, and its an excellent name for it. The foreground has the trees which frame the whole mountain range perfectly well. Nicely done, and another great note.
P.S. Sorry to hear the impending destruction of your train station. I was trying to find it on Google, is it the Auburn train station in CA? I think I may have found it on google earth, if its the one on Brocker Drive off Nevada street, it looks like a beautiful building, and it also looks to be in excellent condition for anybody to consider demolishing it! That is of course if I am looking at the right place!
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-02-08 10:01
Beautiful but very imposing mountains and I like the falls in the middle. Good low angle lighting and nice details. Wonderful colors created by late afternoon (?) sun. Very well done, tfs.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-02-08 13:22
Howdy hola Ray
Just read in a Bulent note how white people ruine the natives at the chilean islands and now your history, really sad
The capture is very good, taken at a moment whre the mountains are golden by the effect og the sun
Good to add some vegetation at the front for contrasts
thebest (4276) 2014-02-08 19:40
I love your write up very interesting reading... the image is wonderful - the sunshine over the canyon formations is quite beautiful - Excellent POV & clarity.
Please forgive my delay in replying to your last critic - I eventually always catch up.
Take care & kind regards,
saxo042 (37794) 2014-02-09 1:35
These rocks are very impressive and in fact the whole landscape here is quite fantastic with all these mountains and cascades. The low sun creates very good colours here and the view here provides a very balanced composition. You have chosen a very good POV here.
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-02-09 9:47
I like your framing and the low light looks great on the mountains wall. The waterfall gives value yo the picture. Well done!
bukitgolfb301 (40756) 2014-02-09 23:32
Hi dear Ray, how are you?
Sorry for my no contact as so busy recently
Ya great landscape image at all. Someday I want to be there as you did. Perfect tight framework and composition are perfect indeed.
All the best and have a good new week! TAKERO
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-02-10 11:28
Super photo of this fantastic landscape in Yosemite, love the small fall's cascading between the large mountains. Great name and note.
Well managed super colours, Tfs,
ikeharel (69285) 2014-02-15 0:43
Good morning Ray,
Fabulous view under the afternoon golden light, that gave a superb contrast over the mighty rocks and the waterfall.
The cascade by itself contrast well onto the shaded part.
Nature's scenery well coillected.
Have a nice weekend,