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Force of Nature



I drove from San Francisco toward Yosemite with some excitement.  The entire way I chased a large thunderstorm - and I was hoping for some great photography if it played out right...

By the time I arrived at the famous Glacier Point vista, the storm was already starting to dissipate.  I wasted no time setting up my camera and clicked away as the light twisted and swirled.  I noticed the clouds were opening in the distance, giving all the onlookers a fantastic view of what I call a reverse sunrise - where the setting sun lights the opposite sky up.  This usually lasts only a few minutes then gone.  After about 40 minutes, all the clouds broke apart and the show was completely over.

Glacier Point standing above Yosemite Valley is one of North America's unsurpassed epic views featuring Half Dome's almost 9000 foot height.

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MPI Master Photo Image Challenge 2022 GOLD Award
YouPic Inspiration Featured 2020

MUSE Photography Awards 2022 Gold Trophy Award
Printique 2020 Grand Winner Landscape
Shoot the Frame Finalist July 2020
Better Photography Magazine Photo of the Year 2020 SILVER
RISE Int'l Photography Awards 2020 Bronze
Outdoor Photographer Magazine Photo of the Day December 2020
31th Maria Luisa Memorial of Photography Final Round 2021
BetterPhoto Submissions 2021 2nd Place Awarded
Vienna Photography Awards 2021 Honorable Mention
NYC Photo Awards 2022-2023 GOLD Award

World's Top 10 Landscape Photographers 2022 Bronze
MIFA 2021 Honorable Mention
SIPA 2022 Shortlist Finalist

Annual Photography Awards APA 2021 Honorable Mention

Limited Editions 100

Artist Proofs 5

Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California USA

Still time lapse

Judge's Comment: "A stunning scene, well composed and captured!"

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