Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Thursday, June 23, 2011

Moon over Yosemite~SkyWatch Friday~062311


We arrived in Yosemite National Park late one afternoon and drove around from the west entrance. Instead of driving up to Glacier Point, we drove around to see the falls. And, the moon was out, so we were both eager to set up our tripods and TRY to get a decent photo at night. For me, this was a real learning experience as I've just learned how to use the manual settings on my Nikon. So, with a little help from hubby, I took my first night photos. Out of 20 shots, I deleted 3 because I must have leaned on the tripod and they were blurry, but this is one of the ones that came out fairly decently...for a beginner! SkyWatch Friday for June 23, 2011. That's not Bridel Veil Falls, but another recent one in the park. There were so many waterfalls. We've never seen so many there! To visit other skywatchers, please go to: http://skyley.blogspot.com/P.S. I used to laugh at hubby when he got out his tripod. NO MORE! I now have my own and I use it all the time. With a long lens and low light, a tripod is a must! My tripod is light and I can break it down in no time. Believe me, I lugged it all over our last vacation! I especially use it when I'm out at 200 mm.

3 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Great night shot. Something I need more practice at myself. But first a decent tripod.

KT said...

Oh, Yosemite... Great shot!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

What a beautiful moon. Very nice shot! LG Tina :)