FACES OF EL CAP

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20140213-20080726-El Capitain & Half Dome 2

20140213-20080726-El Capitain morning #1

20140214-20091120-20080726-20080726-El Capitain & Merced River

It’s been raining for over a month now,so i thought some shots of some other place might be in order. This is El Capitan. A huge granitic monolith in Yosemite.Well known all over the world as one of the best climbs! At night I could see the faint lights of the climbers in their tents. They bivouac on the cliffs face. Better them than me I say!

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REFLECTIONS OF EL CAPITAN

20091120-20080726-20080726-El Capitain waterfall-2When I went to Yosemite,I took along my neoprene chestwaders! I put them on so as to be able to take some shots while standing in the freezing water of the Merced river! ( a different perspective?)
Because I had them on,I was able to cross the river & wander about. In that little adventure I found this great spot! The reflection was fantastic! I came back to this spot for several days at different times of the day to see how the light played?

EL CAPITAN

20060615-image01-2I’m in a “Yosemite” moment,so I’ll be posting a few more. Couldn’t get out today! Too much cloud & the wind was up! It also was very cold,so I’m kind of glad I couldn’t go out. I have no windshield on my boat,so I get the full force of the cold wind!

El Capitan is a very large mass of vertical granite! It is known as one of the premier climbing spots of the world!
During a days shoot down in the valley,I would glass the wall to see who was climbing? The thing I thought was interesting was seeing all the lights in the tents at night! They bivouac on the cliff. Basically a hammock. They anchor themselves to the face & live in their tents.
(I wonder what they do for a “nature call”?)
Those guys are very brave in my book! I wouldn’t have the guts to do it myself!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Capitan