Dean M. Chriss
Yosemite Meadow, Springtime Reflection, California, Landscape Photograph

Yosemite Meadow, Springtime Reflection, California

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The peak of springtime comes to Yosemite Valley in May, often flooding meadows with melting snow from the high country. That melting snow turns Yosemite Falls into a thundering torrent that can be seen and heard throughout the valley. This photograph was captured in the late morning from the edge of a flooded meadow where a reflection of Yosemite Falls was visible under a cobalt blue sky. My tripod and I had to stand in a few inches of water to make this composition, which necessitated being absolutely still for quite a while to allow ripples in the reflection to dissipate, and avoid creating more.