Sunday, January 10, 2010

Today's Flowers #74: Siesta Lake, Yosemite National Park

Siesta Lake is not down at the valley of the Yosemite National Park. It is on the Route 120/Tioga Road at the northern side of the park. We took the Tioga Road to drive from Yosemite to Lee Vining at the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain to continue our photographic tour with Dave Wymen and Ken Rockwell last October. The road was closed for several days due to snow and was only just opened for traffic the morning that we took the trip. Dave reminded us to look out for this small lake for its beautiful Fall scenery.

Ansel Adams took a picture of the lake in 1958 and captured the peace and serenity of the lake in black and white. Over 50 years later we took advantage of the modern color digital photography to capture the multiple Fall color of the foliage around the lake. If he had the same technical advantage as we have, would he still use the black and white film or he would also try to explore the scenery with color?

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Carletta said...

Very lovely!
I've been a fan of Ansel Adams since my teenage years. I think probably for the black and white but you can't help but wonder what he would do given the advantage. I bet they would be beautiful. :)
Mine’s here: Carletta’s Captures.

Regina said...

Beautiful blooms an lovely scenes.
Thank you for sharing.

Grace Olsson said...

Hello dear'

beautiful park..and while >I was reading your post, visited the links taht u added..great

have a ncie week

Season.. said...

awesome work!! evrey pic is speaking thousand words!!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Walking in Ansel's footsteps, how wonderful.

My vote is for digital and I don't think he would have been against post processing with a computer. He was quite an innovator. I once saw his camera collection and it had quite a bit of modern stuff (for his time).

Chie Wilks said...

beautiful flowers and relaxing place

another orchids from my little garden

Gunilla said...

Great photos of the nature in the Park. So colorful blooms and lovely scenes
Thanks for sharing

Have a nice week

Gunilla in Sweden

Stine in Ontario said...

What a treat to see Yosemite!

chubskulit said...

lovely scenery!

Stolen shots from the store. Have a b blessed Sunday.

Arija said...

No hot house flower can compare with the smallest bloom in the wild. Spectacular.


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