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Dana Meadows, Yosemite

Dana Meadows, Yosemite National Park 

I placed Dana Meadows on the Home Page this week, because it typifies the kind of decision that photographers, who cannot be several places at the same time, have to make all of the time. For the shot of Dana Meadows, I was running out of light. It was a little past the peak of sunset color, and I was still taking photos here, at another spot on the Tioga Road, watching Mount Dana and Mount Gibbs turn orange at sunset. I had noted the location for the Dana Meadows shots, but did not know for sure what I would find when I reached there.

In some follow-up emails with my friend Robert at Apple, I discovered that it was exactly the same dilemma that he faced in photographing Horsetail Fall, at El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. Some other photographers had left in search of a better vantage point, only to return disappointed, too late to take photos where Robert had remained. And of course, there was snow, which makes photographers even slower! :-)

For me, the time spent in Dana Meadows meant that the descent from 9728 feet would occur on a twisty mountain road in the darkness, avoiding any wildlife along the way. We avoided hitting the deer and made the descent safely.

As always, the second best way (after a large-format print) of viewing the Dana Meadows shot and others is from the higher resolution image uploaded to the Yosemite Album of the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Pro Gallery on Shutterfly™. You can run an automated slideshow there. Any image in the Pro Gallery can be selected for prints or as decoration for several types of merchandise there.

The ability to be other places quickly would be a great boon to photographers (as well as to gridlocked commuters in several cities in California). I have been eagerly awaiting the development of a matter transporter for some time! :-)

-Bill at Cheshire Cat Photo™

You can view higher-resolution photos (*generally* 7-30 megabytes, compressed) at the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Pro Gallery on Shutterfly™, where you can also order prints and gifts decorated with the photos of your choice from the gallery. Apparel and other gifts decorated with some of our most popular photos can be ordered from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on CafePress®.  

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