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CRAIG BILL

Garden of the Gods

TP9630

Limited Editions 100

Artist Proofs 5

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 for panoramic captures 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 sunset - where the setting sun lights the opposite sky up.  This usually lasts only a few minutes then gone.  I really was happy with how the panoramic image fully displays all the detail of Yosemite from Nevada falls to Liberty Cap to Half Dome to Mt. Watkins and Basket Dome while the weather exhibited a full dynamic range of atmospheric activity.  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.

Yosemite National Park, California USA

Glacier Point 30 min. still time lapse

ePHOTOzine Editor's Award, Reader's Choice Award 2020

I-SHOT-IT Mark of Excellence 2020

Motif Collective Stormy Day 3rd Place August 2020

Int"l Photography Awards IPA 2020 Honorable Mention

WPE Europe Awards 2020 Silver Awarded

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