Shooting in Yosemite After a Snowfall
But, being the first on the scene in a place as glorious as Yosemite valley is unbelievable. The opportunities for great images are everywhere. Even locations that would never grab your attention otherwise, become suitable subject matter for that large print on the living room wall.
For those of us lucky enough to be in this valley for February's record dump, the only problems were that everywhere we wanted to shoot meant we had to be the lead-dog, and break the new trail through the 3 foot drifts. This can be a daunting task with no snowshoes, and a full arsenal of photo gear in tow. But, it was worth it every time. To see some of the images from this trip click HERE
The following clip was spontaneously shot at a logical resting place along the Merced River. And,“logical” in this case, meaning where we were both stuck!
I handed off the pocket sized video camera to Mike Meisinger, who works with me at the studio, and said, “while we're both standing here, up to our butts in snow....lets tape a quick instructional bit” I figured both of our batteries would die any minute in the cold weather, but, everything held up fine camera-wise. However, I think Mike's looking into some Gore-Tex pants and boots for the next winter adventure.