Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls

Going back into the archives and editing some older photos. I’m giving Nik Software’s Silver Efex software a try and thought I’d find a couple water photos to make into B&W’s. I liked how the B&W brought out the shape/texture of the water in this.

Every year I head to Yosemite in May or a weekend of camping. Usually the weather is perfect: 80 degrees F, clear skies and very pleasant to hike in. Unfortunately in 2010 (and the again in 2011) the cold weather stuck around for extra long. In fact, in 2010 when I took this photo it was SNOWING on us … in May … in California! Although it was freezing out, the hike was actually pretty spectacular. On our way up to Nevada Falls (pictured here) there was TONS of water everywhere — you’ll notice there’s all these little ”extra” waterfalls that are gushing over the side of the cliff and the river was *movin*. The snow storm also made for some really neat cloud shapes. On the downside, I think my girlfriend froze and now refuses to join me on my trips to Yosemite in May. Oh well.

Nikon D300s w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
20mm, f/11, 1/125 sec, ISO 320, Handheld

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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.