Gold Winner

Force of Nature

Photographer

Craig Bill

Category

Nature Photography - Landscapes

Company

Craig Bill Photography

Submission Group

Professional

Year

2022

Country / Region

United States

I drove from San Francisco toward Yosemite with some excitement. The entire way I chased a large thunderstorm - and I was hoping for some great photography if it played out right... ​ By the time I arrived at the famous Glacier Point vista, the storm was already starting to dissipate. I wasted no time setting up my camera and clicked away as the light twisted and swirled. I noticed the clouds were opening in the distance, giving all the onlookers a fantastic view of what I call a reverse sunrise - where the setting sun lights the opposite sky up. This usually lasts only a few minutes then gone. After about 40 minutes, all the clouds broke apart and the show was completely over. ​ Glacier Point standing above Yosemite Valley is one of North America's unsurpassed epic views featuring Half Dome's almost 9000 foot height.

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