“Black Oaks in a Snow Squall” was created the day after another snow-challenged winter workshop. I’d scouted these trees before class with the intention of bringing the group here in the midst of a snowfall to make exactly the type of image I ended up capturing days later. On multiple occasions during the class it began to snow and the group headed west to El Capitan meadow.
Unfortunately, El Capitan meadow is slightly lower in elevation than the east end of Yosemite Valley, and we arrived to find rain instead of snow. As luck would have it, the day after class, a fresh storm blew in with large, wind-blown flakes. I headed immediately to the tree to follow through on my earlier plans. This frame made with my Pentax 67 at 1/15 of a second was exactly what I envisioned.
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