Smoke in Yosemite Valley, III

Smoke in Yosemite Valley, III

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Fine art print on lustre archival paper, open edition

The first light of the day peeks out from behind Half Dome in the Yosemite Valley, with El Capitan and Bridal Veil Falls in view, from the Classic Tunnel View lookout point. The sun is highlighted by smoke from the Ferguson Fire burning near the main part of the valley. Most days I was on assignment in Yosemite, the view was completely obscured, and this was only one of two mornings where some of the park’s most notable geologic formations were visible through all the smoke as the inversion was less severe. The colors come from the unique play of light and shadow that happen during wildfires.

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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