The Three Brothers are the granite formations to the right of this Yosemite Valley winter scene.
They were named after Ahwahneechee chief Tenaya's three sons, who were taken prisoners by the Mariposa Battalion in 1851. As retribution for a raid on Jim Savage's trading post west of Yosemite Valley, all of the Native Americans were captured or driven out of the Valley. As usual with American and Indian 'relations', the reported raid was justification to kill or remove all Indians from the Valley.
The Ahwahnachee's had named the rock formations "Kom-po-pai-ses" meaning Leaping Frog Rocks.
Below Three Brothers is a small glimpse of Bridal Veil Fall. And in the distant left is Half Dome.
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ikeharel (77217) 2014-01-29 9:32
Names mentioned on the note about the mountains in this photo, seem as taken from a fairy-tales, and all are magnificent in sight, Ray.
Majestic view from a distance, the width and height filled pic. space marvelousely.
jemaflor (102247) 2014-01-29 10:38
Great mountains landscape, lovely result with these slopes with snow, good contrast with the trees in the Fg.
npecanhuk (77699) 2014-01-29 15:00
I wish I can go back there in wintertime (as a matter of fact I'd also love to go back there in autumn and spring)! All different, but the same wonder!
Very attractive picture!
TFS - congrats,
PaulVDV (31907) 2014-01-29 18:07
Impressive peaks in the wintry landscape.
The sun lits the rock walls with a beautiful colour, contrasting well with the snowy peaks above them.
Best regards, Paul
emka (105528) 2014-01-29 22:48
such an old photo this time and it has preserved high quality. Splendid view from Yosemite. I see Bridal Veil Fall, narrow but beautiful.
Warm regrads MAlgo
Noel_Byrne (33424) 2014-01-30 10:38
Another magical shot. For all the solidity and impressive mass of those rocks, something about them seems quite delicate. I am not sure if its the dusting of snow which looks like icing sugar that causes that sensation, but its most unusual and very cool effect. The forest on lower left once again creates a sense of scale, and these rocks are ginormous! Excellent note again too, these stories behind these places are fascinating.
All the best
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-01-30 11:28
I love mountains in every season. The winter scenes can be stunning when one is blessed with some light and the rocks do not look to gloomy. I like the soft color and warm light which made your picture so pretty. The single fir tree in the foreground adds some perspective. The clouds partly covering the peaks are very nice details to finish off the picture.
Thanks for sharing
vjmite (4216) 2014-01-31 3:44
Quite a dramatic view with the low sunlight and the snow covered cliffs. Good color and sharpness.
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-01-31 22:43
Great winter shot in snow in the hills.Great POV and good composition.Excellent composition,good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.