Mike Patterson  


FROSTY MORNING, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK by Mike Patterson

January 2020 - FROSTY MORNING, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

About the Image(s)

This was shot on a frosty, cold fall morning as we hiked across a meadow in Yosemite National Park. I loved the way the frost covered the grasses in the foreground, while in the background fog lifted and provided a nice contrast to the evergreens in the background.

When I processed this, the trees had a blue tint. I went over them with a paintbrush to warm it up a tad. I also cropped to bring attention to the fog, frost and trees and to remove the dead space at the top of the trees.


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5 comments posted

John Zhu   John Zhu
I love the simple and clean composition but give a deep impact to the viewer with a sense of peacefulness and calm.
The fog plays an important role as the mid tier with a feeling of mysterious and curiosity.

It reminds me a quote from John Muir: In every walk in nature one receives far more than he seeks.
  Posted: 01/06/2020 11:49:55

Trinda Love   Trinda Love
A very different composition from you, very zen.
It's nice how the fog comes up to a point in the center, making this a very symmetrical shot. The focal point is that swirly branch in the center. I'm also wondering if you cropped about a quarter off the right side if I would find the focal point more pleasing to my eye.
The frozen grasses in the front look quite interesting to my eye. Do you have any with more foreground?   Posted: 01/08/2020 15:32:33

Nancie Clark   Nancie Clark
This is a lovely frosty shot! I like the frosty grass layered with the fog in the background. I think you processed it well. I can't think of anything to add. Great shot!   Posted: 01/14/2020 20:34:00

Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
Enjoyed looking at this shot. I agree with Trinda that more foreground might help.   Posted: 01/17/2020 05:40:18

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
It's an oddly interesting shot with the middle area so bright and foggy. It makes me keep looking at the top and bottom of the picture. I like it.   Posted: 01/23/2020 08:45:47