One of the prettiest National Parks I've ever seen anywhere. Ansel Adams brought this location to world attention. There is a waterfall at left above the pine trees & redwoods, and the reflections in the tranquil Merced River were soothing. I've added a slight blue cyan tint to the white sky. Taken with my old film camera. I think this is the Stoneman Bridge built in 1933. It looks very similar to the Clark Bridge.
"The Stoneman Bridge (1933) resembles the Clark and Happy Isles bridges, with a 72-foot (22 m) main span carrying a 27-foot (8.2 m) road and two 6-foot (1.8 m) sidewalks. The equestrian subways in the abutments were slightly enlarged in width to 8.5 feet (2.6 m) and were extended out from the surface of the wing walls for greater emphasis. It is located at the Camp Curry intersection. Cost was $71,675.08. The bridge replaced a wooden bridge that had carried the former "Royal Arch Avenue" to the Stoneman Hotel, which had been demolished by the 1920s. Construction on the bridge was built by Sullivan and Sullivan of Oakland, California, but was terminated when the Bureau of Public Roads lost confidence in the contractor's ability to carry out the work. The bridge was completed by the Portland, Oregon firm of Kueckenberg & Wittman."
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"The Merced River (pronounced "mer-SED") is in California. Its headwaters are in the southern half of Yosemite National Park. The river flows into Yosemite Valley. Much of the water is stored behind the New Exchequer dam in Lake McClure, and diverted by the Merced Irrigation District at the Crocker-Huffman diversion dam. The remainder of the water flows southwest through foothills, and then across the San Joaquin Valley to join the San Joaquin River."
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dta (72007) 2012-03-28 1:30
Hello Chris ,
That is a beautiful composition (for a painter ,;)) . The stoned bridge is picturesque , and somewher looks a little incongruous in a "new" country like USA .
Fine reflections in the green calm mirror .
besnard (55315) 2012-03-28 2:08
Plutôt surprise de voir que dans un pays qui prone la modernité il puisse exister ce genre de pont ancien qui a beaucoup de charme.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
delpeoples (55210) 2012-03-28 2:21
Yes a very picturesque national park, and from China we go to America. But your beloved stone bridge seems to be following you around the world. Beautiful reflections and I like how you've positioned it to the right of the frame, allowing us that beautiful view off into the wild mountains. Great shot.
Thanks for sharing, have a great day
SnapRJW (31627) 2012-03-28 2:24
Hello Chris - A place I would love to visit. I was looking at a former TE members website which features some lovely shots from this location only this morning. If you are interested have a look http://wanderingiphotography.smugmug.com/galleries
A lovely composition with the bridge and trees reflected in the still waters. I'm not too sure about the cyan tint but to be honest only noticed it when I read your note! Warm regards Rosemary
danyy (0) 2012-03-28 2:31
un coin de nature tranquille, avec une palette de verts qui apporte de la fraîcheur au même titre que le plan d'eau.
Des lumières assez difficiles en arrière plan.
J'aime beaucoup l'endroit, idéal pour se reposer.
lousat (83400) 2012-03-28 2:53
Hi Chris,what a spectaculat jump in the nature! The place is magnificent and the atmosphere of peace and quiet is really magic.Fantastic sharpness and colors,in particular these greens are beautiful,remember me the colors taken whit a film camera.Have a nice day and thanks,LUCIANO
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-28 2:58
a picturesque view, the composition is beautiful, superb colours and lights and the atmosphere is romantic, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-28 4:28
A beautiful stone bridge surrounded by green lush giving a very scenic view. The mountains make a nice background. Great reflections. Colors and sharpness are great.
pierrefonds (60968) 2012-03-28 4:59
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The trees are framing well the bridge. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the bridge. The light is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (68540) 2012-03-28 5:37
Le magnifique pont de pierre offre une belle diagonale dans l'image et guide le regard vers les collines environnantes pour nous donner une belle image profonde dans un très beau paysage.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-03-28 5:37
I agree Yosemite is a wonder and you have captured its beauty and atmsophere perfectly in this composition. Wonderful POV and shades of green that are so appealing and captivating.
bayno (18344) 2012-03-28 6:49
I really like your composition with this old stone bridge and its fine prospect, background with a thick and wild vegetation, splendid reflexes and beautiful colors...have a good day...
bona (13544) 2012-03-28 7:36
Hi Chris, yes this park is famous by Ansel Adams. I really like his B&W photo. So why not a photo in his style? See workshop.
But I love the colors here, so I agree with your choose.
Pretty point of view and beautiful place. Love it.
rychem (28857) 2012-03-28 7:41
Excellent! Fantastic view, beautiful bridge construction, technically perfect
dale54 (6760) 2012-03-28 7:52
chris hi,man this is nice,your pic is magic,great feel to it,lovely work!wonderfull POV! tfs! dr
Miguel82 (26863) 2012-03-28 9:30
A magnific picture of this bridge
good colors and excellent sharpness
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-03-28 10:23
Trees and their reflections are superb. The composition is remarkable. This is a very nice image to contemplate. The colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
have a nice day
yquem46 (38750) 2012-03-28 10:34
Ah in USA now !
I bet that at night you dream of building bridges, LOL !
Another good one
jemaflor (89971) 2012-03-28 11:34
beautiful view with a nice green tone, the composition is well balanced with this old bridge, lovely reflectiuons on water, tfs.
xavshot (69835) 2012-03-28 12:52
j'aime beaucoup la luminosité de cette image. La verdure et les reflets donne un petit côté fantastique à l'endroit. Jolie prise.
emka (87416) 2012-03-28 23:06
Hi Chris, I visited 18 national parks in the USA and was not so impressed by Yosemite. it depends on the actual conditions - when I was there it was Labour Day, so it was so many tourists and besides, there was no waterfalles - they dried out. Nicer was for me the part near Tioga Pass, I make some photos from the same place as Ansel Adams, but with no success. ( here) Nice view here, with the stone bridge (you like such bridges everywhere :)), forest and some reflections in calm water. Maybe because of this cyan tint it loos a bit like older photo.
Nicou (131294) 2012-03-29 0:49
quelle compo et iamge superbe pont de pierre avec son reflet, l'angle de cadrage est parfait.
bravo et amitié
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-03-29 5:41
Ola Chris ,
Linda esta paisagem neste parque com esta vegetação bem verde , é um belo achado esta ponte de pedra , bons tons de verdes , bom trabalho de scan ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-30 6:50
Hi my friend
What a beautiful place, beautiful light and shadow
stone bridge Yi good the best
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-03-30 15:57
The green and reflection is so fresh and cooling. The details of the bridge under fine light balances well in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards.
PaulVDV (24657) 2012-03-31 6:48
A very beautiful stone bridge leads us to the forest at the other side of the river with high mountains
rising behind the trees.
A real beautiful nature picture.
The arch of the bridge is nicely reflected in the water. Even more beautiful are the reflected green tones
in the river.
An attractive composition!
Best regards, Paul
foozi (7101) 2012-04-01 0:28
I heard a lot about Yosemite and your photo is a never let down. Such a nice composition of texture, perspective and beauty.
Excellent natural view and lively presentation.
dkmurphys (53455) 2012-04-01 7:47
A splendid place taken in a perfect postcard. Well done, enjoy a fine Sunday.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (105379)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax A 28mm, Polarizing Filter
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-28 1:24