CATHEDRAL SPIRES 94 © 2006Yosemite National Park, CA
Another 3:30 am morning found us driving down from the top of the valley where we were staying to capture this image. The snow hadn’t started a rapid melting and so the Merced River was very calm. The calm water made the reflections possible and the low water exposed the sand spit in the foreground. The next day I returned to the scene just in case there was better light, but it was gone. The snowmelt had increased rapidly and the river was rushing and beginning to flood the bank with water. I was lucky to capture this image when I did! This photograph is hand-printed in Clyde’s darkroom on fiber-based paper, selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. The photograph is a limited edition and signed by Clyde. Disclaimer – Cropping, contrast, and image density may vary. To learn more about the darkroom printing process, click here.