A huge wildfire burning in California is about 20 from the world famous El Capitan and Yosemite National Park. Although there is no immediate danger to the park the fire is too close for comfort.
El Capitan is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located on the north side of Yosemite Valley, near its western end. The granite monolith extends about 3,000 feet (900 m) from base to summit along its tallest face, and is one of the world's favorite challenges for rock climbers. The formation was named "El Capitan" by the Mariposa Battalion when it explored the valley in 1851. For climbers, the challenge is to climb up the sheer granite face; there are many named climbing routes, all of them arduous. (From Wikipedia)
Tomorrow I will post a photo of a couple of climbers on El Capital.
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jacquest (18747) 2013-08-26 8:20
This is a nice view of this landmark. Hope the fire will spare the park, but whit I hear on the news looks gloomy.
lousat (77804) 2013-08-26 8:36
Hi Eleu,i seen on TV me too the dramatic moment of the Yosemite Park,i hope that the fire will be stopped quickly,and this pic is a great opportunity for you to show us a nice memory of your trip there,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
jemaflor (85476) 2013-08-26 9:02
Interesting rame with the V form, perfect for the presentation, interesting contrast and light on this original mountain, tfs.
rychem (23994) 2013-08-26 9:04
Great POV, fantastic rock formation perfectly shown in a frame of trees, I hope that the fire will not harm the forest
gervaso (10823) 2013-08-26 9:27
Wonderful view of the mountain among the leaves in the foreground! The lighting is excellent! Beautiful job!
saxo042 (37578) 2013-08-26 10:03
A very impressive rock, this is one of the places on earth that I would like to see in real life. A very good capture too and an interesting note. We hear all about these fires on our local news here in Sweden too, I hope everything will be OK soon.
dale54 (6629) 2013-08-26 13:07
ah,yes..beauty. hello eleu. super work here,like this POV,with these trees framing this amazing scene! dale
photoray (12497) 2013-08-26 15:52
I like your high contrast vision of "The Capitan" one of Earth's largest monoliths, in blue tones offset by the dark tree lines.
And am deeply sad over the forest fires to the west, which are very close now to Hetch Hetchy Valley.
marabu61 (8589) 2013-08-27 1:52
Yes, the current news on Yosemite are quite scarring indeed.
It is so much nicer to see the park in this fashion here.
Impressive rock formation well framed by the forest in the foreground.
I really hope that the fires in California will soon be under control.
have a great day
mirosu (14512) 2013-08-27 6:37
The bright majestic rock is very well framed by dark trees. There is a superb light & color contrast. The view against blue sky is also very good. Well done. Greetings,Miro.
ikeharel (58195) 2013-08-27 9:20
Well captured the mighty rock between the trees, Eleu.
Excelent light created a wonderful contrast between.
Fine shot collected. Pitty about the fire spread throughout California, it seems to happen ecery year now.
Didi (57256) 2013-08-27 10:05
Very damage in this wonderful place I am sorry
Very nice view on this mountain
Nice contrast with the trees
abmdsudi (43718) 2013-08-31 11:01
A great description and a fantastic shot with excellent effect from the sight lighting, a place would be a photographers' paradise The uniqueness of the jutting up rock formation is truly sensational nature wonder so well detailed and textured as the light makes this subtle and intricate. Compositionaly it is superb with good fg as natural framing but what is even more impressive is your skill in handling of the exposure. Indeed this is fantastic formation, really enjoyable to behold. Congrats, TFS
- Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) (28513)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-26 7:38