Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

Been meaning to post this shot sooner, but the work week was too much. For the past few days, after getting home from work, I didn’t want to touch the computer. Anyway, this shot concludes my day in Yosemite Valley: Spent the early sunrise hour near the base of El Capitan; Took seven other folks up the Mist trail during the middle of the day; Stayed behind and waited for the evening light over Bridal Veil Falls while others left the park for dinner.

The best part about this trip? My dad actually spent almost two hours with me out on location. He got too see what I actually do to get my photos. After I lined up my tripod, filter and took some test shots to check my meter reading. I stood there, folded my arms and waited.

Dad: [getting impatience] “What else are you waiting for?”
Me: “I’m waiting for the light to get softer. It will paint the rock face with a rich gold color.”
Dad: “Really? The rock actually changes colors?”
Me: “Yes. I’m hoping that the rock face will glow when the light gets lower.”
Dad: [pacing back and forth …]
Me: “The light should get better in about 45 minutes … maybe an hour.”
Dad: “I never knew how much efforts you put in these photos.”

I guess seeing me waiting for the light to develop and how I operate my camera gears, he has a better appreciation for my hobby. When I was young, he wanted me to take piano lesson, but I wanted to play sports. Although I never grew up to be the musician that he wanted, I’m sure he now sees the artistic side of me. Perhaps the next time I give him a print, he’ll appreciate it a little more than “oh, that’s nice.”