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Yosemite: A Feast in Color

field trip by Bettina & Uwe Steinmueller
We are much more used to thinking in color and prefer in general the B&W interpretation of Yosemite.
The Valley Floor
The challenge is to control the blown sky (if there is no storm at hand). We used a Polarizer filter (better for B&W and to remove haze) and then reduce the blue saturation for the sky.

Top of Bridalvail Fall (Canon 1Ds + 70-200mm + 1.4x)

The Tunnel View
Here we had too many clouds hiding the sun in our back and no storm add some drama. But even then this photo shows that this view is just amazing and we will come back to hope for some more dramatic light.

Tunnel View (Canon 1Ds + 70-200mm)

Mariposa Grove
The colors of the Sequoia is just amazing. It is very difficult to capture the essence of these giants.

Sequoia (Canon 1Ds + 70-200mm)

Tree Bark (Canon 1Ds + 70-200mm)

Merced River Cascades
We think the same shots work very well in color and B&W because the color is very subtle.

Merced River Cascades (Canon 1Ds + 70-200mm)

Sentinel Dome and Jeffrey Pine
The Jeffrey Pine works well in color and B&W.

Jeffrey Pine (Canon 1Ds + 70-200mm)

Jeffrey Pine (Canon 1Ds + 70-200mm)



Especially the Merced River Canyon was full of wildflowers. Photographing wildflowers is tricky in many aspects:

  • Getting a good background
  • Wind moves the flowers
  • right depth of field (not too much or to little)
  • Sunlight blows highlights
  • Shadow dulls the flowers (and Poppies will even close)

In the Merced River Canyon (Canon 1Ds + 70-200mm)

These flowers covered all the walls in the Merced River Canyon

Wildflowers near Sentinel Dome (Canon 1Ds + 90mm T/S)


We hope you enjoyed our color and B&W journey through Yosemite.

What do we like more? Both!



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