Smoke in Yosemite Valley, I

Smoke in Yosemite Valley, I

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Fine art print on lustre archival paper, open edition, unsigned.

Smoke from the Ferguson Fire drifts over El Capitan and Half Dome at dawn in the Yosemite Valley. The rising sun is obscured by drift smoke from the fire and morning clouds over the valley, creating an unusually orange-tinged palette of color and light. The ensuing forms of the famous monoliths were not visible from this spot for the five days previous to the making of this photograph, and I spent the night on the hillside waiting for sunrise and this view to happen.

I made this image while assigned to the Ferguson Fire photographing for the US Forest Service, and one of my objectives was to photograph smoke impacts within Yosemite National Park to share with the general public.

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