Monday, May 18, 2009

"Yosemite Falls In May"

"Yosemite Falls In May"
©David A. Ziser

I made this image while touring Yosemite National Park last Saturday. This site was truly impressive in Yosemite. It seems the month of May is one of the best months to visit because the waterfalls are all flowing at their fullest. It sure seemed so to us. You are able to get up close and personal with the falls throughout the park, but I like this view best of the Yosemite Falls. From this vantage point one gets to see the upper and lower falls which offers a spectacular view. I fine tuned the image in Lightroom and really liked it best as a B&W image. Check out my color image below and see if you agree. Camera specs; canon 5D mark II fitted with 24-105mm IS lens at 40mm, F8.0 @ 1/160 second, ISO 50. Enjoy! -David


  1. I was looking just for others things in the web, and then I found your Blog. AMAZING! I have a lot to read! Its very intersting!

    Congratz and cheers of a Photographer and Fan from Argentina!


  2. Great shot David. When I read that you had postponed your trip from Friday to Saturday I was worried that you would run into large crowds. Occasionally they have to limit the traffic into the park when the crowds get too large. But it sounds like it worked out for you and you had a great time.

    I enjoyed meeting you and your lovely and gracious wife LaDawn Thursday night in Fresno. It was fun getting to help out although I still have blood blisters from the magnets. If you ever are passing through the area again and need help, let me know.

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  4. Very nice shot David, and I agree that the B&W works better for this one because the foliage is darker and acting as a frame for the falls instead of distracting our eye with its bright greens as in the color shot. Glad you are out there having some good R&R.

  5. David:

    It was so nice to meet You, LaDawn and the rest of the crew at the Fresno event! I'm glad you took the trip to Yosemite - I know we discussed it after the event. I really appreciated the one on one after the event. I hope you come back to visit us again here in Fresno.

    Thanks for all of the wonderful tips at the event.

    Thanks Again,


  6. I want to say how much I enjoyed your Burbank workshop and to give a shout-out to a fellow engineer. I'm looking forward to checking out your book when it makes it to the shelves.

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip through SoCal.