Ice and Frozen Bubbles

Ice and Bubbles Feb 2014In mid-February, I spent some time in Yosemite Valley. At the first of the week, I was fortunate enough to bear witness to a clearing storm and captured some of the drama of that day, but the rest of the week was dominated by day after day of sunny, clear skies. So, consequently, I spent quite a bit of time shooting smaller, more intimate scenes in the Valley. Which is just fine with me. This composition of  bubbles frozen in suspension in a sheet of ice on a small pond has a tell-tale signature of Yosemite: the golden morning sunlight reflected from El Capitan on the opposite side of the river.

For my photographer friends, this image is a composite of six exposures, each focused further into the frame and then “focus-stacked” and blended by hand in Photoshop.

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