When photographing familiar locations, I try to push myself to look away from the icons and find something uniquely mine. After capturing a beautiful reflection of Upper Yosemite Falls, I turned around and found this scene under Swinging Bridge looking west. As the sun crested to my left, it created warm light that reflected into this ice on the bank of a frozen section of the Merced River.

Canon 5DMKIII, 24-70mmL @ f/16, 1/4 shutter, ISO 100, Singh-Ray LB Warming Polarizer, Singh-Ray 2 Stop soft-edge GND.

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