Interesting Photo of the Day: Yosemite Valley Long Exposure

If you’re lucky enough to ever camp out in Yosemite National Park, you’re no doubt going to see some incredible scenery—from the spanning valley and massive rock formations to amazingly clear starry nights. If you stay up late, you can even catch those beautiful features together. That’s what photographer w8keslayer did while visiting the park’s popular Camp 4. Here’s a stunning shot of the valley against the night sky as the fog rolls in:


Stars in Yosemite Valley by w8keslayer (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.)

To create this image, the photographer took three vertical shots that were stitched together in post production and cropped.

Camera and Settings

  • Canon 5D Mark II
  • 20mm
  • f/4
  • 15 second exposure
  • ISO 1600

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2 responses to “Interesting Photo of the Day: Yosemite Valley Long Exposure”

  1. lofaro says:

    Any idea why this picture has been taken with ISO1600 and not with ISO 100 and a 4 minute exposure instead? It could give unnecessary noise…
    Thank you in advance

  2. Lois Bryan says:

    he says “if you stay up late” so I’m assuming it was shot midnight or later … note the stars … maybe … ? Beautiful photographic art!!!

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