"These blessed mountains are so compactly filled with Nature's beauty, no petty personal hope or experience has room to be.
Drinking this champagne water is pure pleasure, so is breathing the living air, and every movement of limbs is pleasure, while the whole body seems to feel beauty when exposed to it as if feels the camp-fire or sunshine, entering not by the eyes alone, but equally through all one's flesh like radiant heat, making a passionate ecstatic pleasure-glow not explainable.
One's body then seems homogeneous throughout, sound as a crystal."
----- JOHN MUIR, "My First Summer in Yosemite"
To hike and stroll along the Tuolumne River as it descends toward Glen Aulin is experiencing Nature as John Muir did. All of your senses are alive and to dream is pure ecstacy.
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Noel_Byrne (31008) 2014-01-26 7:31
A beautiful place and a great note to accompany it. When I read the comment that drinking this champagne water is pure pleasure, it sums up for me the wildness of this place. My polluted European eyes would never see a river that you feel safe to drink from, so the thoughts of this water being that pure is incredible.
I love the rushing water sensation as it cascades down over the rocks, and the inclusion of the trees at the top makes a wonderful color contrast.
Thanks as always
serp2000 (44077) 2014-01-26 7:59
Unfortunately I can give the twenty points only. And this is my last smile today. I like your idea to take this low point of view, fine DoF, good capture of the water expression, impressive background with the clear blue sky and the big mountain. Well done. TFS!
jhm (152314) 2014-01-26 9:48
Sorry Ray, the nature is completely extraordinarily lovely, alone the people make the nature broken.
A river maybe more than thousand year old and yet always very nice to look at, this is real a beauty
Great composition, wonderful captured, splendid nature picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice evening,
jemaflor (96849) 2014-01-26 11:22
Good vertical format to show us this waterfall, Good light capture, pleasant landscape, well made with this depth..
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-01-27 1:52
now this is very dynamic photo with all the water coming through the majority of the composition. very good POV highlights the character of the picture. Good use of the trees and mountains on the horizon to frame the wholeness in nice and natural way.
Very good quality in terms of colors, contrast and focus.
Thanks for sharing
ikeharel (70795) 2014-01-27 9:51
A close taken pic. to the gushing water, makes one feel the stream through.
Marvelous white foam, in contrast to the brown(stones/rocks), great contrast.
What I really like about this photo, its the not-too-sharp texture and yet not silkey, just perfect exp. and shutter speed.