Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Yosemite Valley"

"Yosemite Valley"
©David A. Ziser

Yep, one more image from our Saturday visit to Yosemite National Park. We had actually stopped here on the way into Yosemite but as we were heading out of the park around 4 p.m. the light was perfect. The sun's elevation was just at the appropriate height to enhance the scene with just the right light to bring out the textures of the rocks, mountains, and foliage. A few tweaks in Lightroom finished the image presentation. Camera specs; Canon 5D Mark II fitted with 7024-105mm IS lens at 47mm, f9.0 @ 1/200 second, ISO 50. Enjoy! -David


  1. Always a classic view. Beautifully captured David.

  2. You're amazing; on these shots that you posted this week there is excellent detail in the deepest of shadows. Brian F.

  3. I know you're a Canon man, but just thought you might want to check out the K-7 Pentax announced yesterday. Some of the video specs in particular are amazingly innovative. Being the gear person that you are, just thought you might find it interesting.

  4. Hi David,

    Lovely photo as always. I attended your Irvine seminar last evening, and let me say that you're even more entertaining in person! I had previously done your Kelby Training sessions and was glad that I had as much of what you were talking about last evening was already familiar. I loved the fact that you emphasized the use of the shoot thru umbrella. I use my "flash-on-a-stick" arrangement for almost all of my location portraiture.

    It's quite manageable, even without an assistant.

    You also showed a reception photo last night by another photographer (sorry, I'm blanking on his name) where the couple were sharp (flash-lit), surrounded by blurred revelers. It immediately brought to mind a similar image I had done recently of our church drama ministry's Easter production:

    Slow shutter speed (rear curtain flash mode) to allow the dancers to blur, and flash on Darrell (Jesus) to keep him sharp.

    Your blog has been on my aggregator feed for quite a while, but I must confess that I only stopped in occasionally. However, after last night's description of how your blog is organized, I can see I'm going to have to start making it a DAILY visit!

    Thanks again for a terrific evening of info and enthusiasm!



  5. @ onecrane: very nice work displayed on your site; I hope others navigate there for a look. kudos to you. Brian F.

  6. Thanks, Brian!

    Jon (onekcrane...didn't realize that's how it would be displayed on the blog post).