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Half Dome Reflection in Mirror Lake
Yosemite's Half Dome, bathed in sunset light, reflects in the calm waters of Mirror Lake. I used a Singh-Ray 5-stop, soft edged, split neutral density filter to help balance the exposure from highlight to shadow. Mountain light contrasts at sunrise/sunset on a clear day can vary by as much as 7-stops of light (more if snow is on the peaks). Split grads are a great way to control contrast and balance tones within an image. I captured this image while co-teaching a Yosemite workshop with Gary Hart. To find out more information about our workshops, please visit my website at http://www.donsmithphotography.com.
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