Sunday, April 21, 2013
And This Is Why I Can't Wait To Get Back To Yosemite
There were a couple of nights where the skies were so clear that we could see the Milky Way and the billions and billions of stars and galaxies that populate the universe. As we were driving back from the Valley to where we were staying in Wawona, Mrs. Lawhawk pointed out that the moon painted the valley and she could see Bridal Veil falls even though it was "dark". She was absolutely right. And like that, we stopped off at Tunnel View and I proceeded to take a couple of photos. They're not the best - and I think they may have gotten out of focus, but you get the idea of what we were seeing (albeit with a 109 second exposure). I don't normally shoot night shots like this, so there was a bit of experimenting, and of course the autofocus on the camera couldn't lock on to anything because of the darkness - so I had to guesstimate, and my eyes aren't that great either. The view screen wasn't much help either - as I thought things looked pretty good out in the field. It was only later that I saw that it wasn't as sharp as it should have been.
It's because I know that this shot could have been so much better that I posted it. It's the reason I can't wait to get back - because I know I could shoot this one so much better than I did.