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Cottonwood Dance, Yosemite National Park

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 18 February 2014 in Landscape & Rural.

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I'm convinced that if an image doesn't convey the photographer's emotional response to the scene, then the image fails - it simply cannot connect with the viewer.

While awaiting sunset at Yosemite's Camp 6 last week, I was intrigued by the lines of these cottonwoods reflecting in the calm Merced River; however, a frozen image was not conveying what I was feeling. "It's the lines, Don, the lines," I heard like a soft whisper in my ears. A slight pan of the camera during my next exposure put the emphasis on those lines.

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