El Capitan on a summer afternoon, Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park California

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Comments (11)

Rebekah (formerly la… on September 6, 2010

Wonderful! this is perfect for a black and white thanks InstinctImages

elemer 10 on September 7, 2010


InstinctImages on September 8, 2010

Thank you Rebekah and Elemer! It was a beautiful summer day and the shot just begged to be converted to black & white and I loved the low contrast look for this shot. I can't wait to see how it looks in a print.

Greetings from San Diego California,


c0l0gne1 on September 12, 2010

I bet it will look wonderful in a print! Definitely a favourite -Y*. Cheers, Gudrun

Kyle Wolff on September 12, 2010

Excellent picture, it's perfect it black and white

I really like your gallery, I have added you to my favorites :^)

Greetings, Kyle

InstinctImages on September 14, 2010

Thanks Gudrun and Kyle! When I shot this I was thinking it would look better in b&w and I can't wait to get a print made! I appreciate the Y* and making my gallery one of your favorites - that means a lot.

Greetings from San Diego,


Graham Hobbs on September 21, 2010

OK, in a way you can't go wrong with Yosemite - there is so much breath-taking scenery there, but looking at some of the other pictures taken from the same spot, you've gone a long way right with this - it has a wonderful feel to it :)


jcfz: on September 22, 2010

this picture is amazing! i love the black and white and just how it looks. you always do such a great job with all your pictures, keep up the good work. - Jed Fackrell

InstinctImages on September 22, 2010

Thanks for your comment Graham! With digital its so easy to go for the super saturated colors and tack sharp image but for this one I wanted a more film-like look with low contrast that captured the essence of a lazy summer afternoon. In a sense, I wanted a shot that was very unlike most digital shots and more subtle.

Thanks for your comment Jed I'm glad you like my pics as much as I like yours!

Greetings from San Diego California,


theverbiage on September 26, 2010

Looks very good... and feels morning-y - could be just me, but I can't help this from sounding in my head when I see it. S.K.

InstinctImages on November 1, 2010

Thanks for your comment theverbiage and I think you're right ;)

Greetings from San Diego California,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 4, 2010
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    by InstinctImages
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 19.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash