A few days ago on twitter I announced I was going share a new location. However, the photos weren't quite up to scratch at time - this has now been rectified. I spent a good amount of time sending photos through the post processing machine and some are now ready to be shared.
Unfortunately, however, you're going to have to wait just that bit longer for the full set - today I will be sharing just one!
This photo comes from a ancient landscape that has been forged through ice, rain, running water and wind over hundreds and thousands of years (an attempt at building suspense..). I was luckily enough to visit it last year with a couple of friends on our west coast road trip extravaganza. After we left San Francisco we drove inland to Yosemite National Park. We were all totally unprepared for what lay in store for us.
As the road winded further and further higher and the excitement grew we started to see snow on the sides of the road - something we weren't expecting to see as we had just come from shorts and flip flop weather. Concern grew that we might be a little unprepared however that was soon forgotten after we crossed over the top and looked down in to Yosemite Valley. The site that lay before us was simply superb! The car was stopped in first lay by and we all scrambled out the car with camera's in hand to grab some shots.
This is best I could do to capture the scene. The photo has been cropped into a 2:1 panorama to really try and show off the sheer size of the place. If you look at the bottom left you can see the road and tunnel we drove through!
Canon 400D, EFS 17 - 85mm f4 - 5.6; 35mm, f11, 1/30 ISO 200