Fortress

Fortress

Along the River

Along the River

Stormy Pass

Stormy Pass

The Melting Begins

The Melting Begins

Shining in the Darkness

Shining in the Darkness

Walled In

Walled In

Closing Number

Closing Number

Glimmer In The Water

Glimmer In The Water

Center Of Attention

Center Of Attention

First Light On The Eagle

First Light On The Eagle

Fiery Birth

Fiery Birth

Hello Mr. Smith

Hello Mr. Smith

The first time I ever saw a photo of Smith Rock was on a forum and posted by Mark Metternich (check out his killer work: http://www.markmetternich.com/). I was intrigued by his photo and the area. That was years ago and finally I got to visit (I can't believe how easily accessible it is). I really wish I had more time to explore, but it was a shot gun drive to make it out for sunset and I under estimated the driving time and didn't leave enough time to properly scout for a view. I ended up shooting from probably where most people have. I got good confirmation on a nice sunset from the guys at #Escaype and the evening turned out fantastic. I'll definitely have to ear mark another trip with ample exploration time, but until then good bye Mr. Smith.

This is a 15 shot vertical pano ( I probably could've used less frames). 

 

Illusion

Illusion

Low fog covers the back side of the 3 Brothers at Yosemite National Park, CA.

 

Enchanted View

Enchanted View

Late afternoon during a snow storm at Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park, CA.

 

A Good Morning

A Good Morning

Colorful sunrise at a local reserve. Coyote Hills Park, CA

Cloud City

Cloud City

"Karl" envelopes the city of San Francisco during sunrise.

Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

Sunrise light kissing the face of the North Dome at Yosemite National Park, CA.

Grand View

Grand View

Late morning light at "The Gates To The Valley" spot in Yosemite National Park, CA.

Basking

Basking

Setting sun lighting up the fall colors and snow at Yosemite National Park, CA.

Land Of Snow

Land Of Snow

Sun light bursting through the clouds in the morning at an overlook above the valley floor at Yosemite National Park, CA.

Morning Grandeur

Morning Grandeur

Fog burning off as the sun illuminates El Capitan. Yosemite National Park, CA.

Minecraft

Minecraft

I thought the striated lines and the rocky block-like formations reminded me Minecraft the game, hence the title. This is Sunrise as Bryce Canyon, though the area in which I took it, I've forgotten it's name. It's not a unique one as its one of the popular vista points.