Gold "Rush" in Yosemite National Park by Elaine Bawden

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This is why I named this image Gold “Rush”
October snow flurries greeted the high country, the wind was blowing, vapor clouds swirled and cuddled the granite walls of Yosemite Valley. I huddled in the car munching my lunch wondering if we would have the opportunity to photograph Half Dome on this exciting photo-shoot trip to the Sierras. I looked up, there above us was a small break in the clouds revealing the magnificent face of Half Dome with spectacular golden lighting. I positioned my little point and shoot camera, which has become an appendage attached to my right wrist and captured this glowing image. There was not a moment to set up a tripod, for in a brief instant not a soul in the valley could see the spectacular face of the dome and the glittering gold. Such a fabulous “Rush” to see.
Featured in Northern California Style Oct 21st. 2011
Featured in Yosemite Americas Treasure Oct 22nd 2011
Featured in This That And The Other Thing Oct 22nd 2011
Featured by Seasons Change Oct 23rd 2011
Featured by Artists Universe Oct 25th, 2011
My camera is a Panasonic LUMIX FH27 digital
The camera setting I used here is Intelligent Auto
Captured in California’s Yosemite National Park, The Sierra Mountain Range,USA,


yosemite national park, half dome, sierras, usa, spectacular moments, spectacular lighting, elaine bawden, sierra photographs, sierra mountain range

I enthusiastically love playing with art, exploring new mediums and new things with old mediums! Started when I could hold a pencil and am still going.

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  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenalmost 3 years ago

    This came out beautifully. Looks just like the day we were there ~ Lynn

  • Thank you so very much Lynn, I enjoyed every moment of it!!! :)))))

    – Elaine Bawden

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful image

  • Thank you so very much Martina, for your wonderful compliment!!!! :)))

    – Elaine Bawden

  • EvaMarIza
    EvaMarIzaalmost 3 years ago

    Place to be- wonderful image :)))

  • Such a great compliment Eva, thank you so very much!!! :)))

    – Elaine Bawden

    WOBBLYMOLalmost 3 years ago

    wonderful shot

  • Thank you so very much for your wonderful compliment!!!! :)))

    – Elaine Bawden

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunteralmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Elaine!

  • Thank you very, very much Istvan for your wonderful compliment!!! :)))

    – Elaine Bawden

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 3 years ago

    Awe inspiring – wonderful shot, Elaine

  • Thank you so very much for your wonderful compliment!!!! :)))

    – Elaine Bawden

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 3 years ago

    Perfect title for this once in a life time capture which is so dramatic and unique! Talk about being in the right place at the right time!

  • Such a great comment and compliment Angie, thank you very much!!! :)))

    – Elaine Bawden

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazoralmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful photo!
    Your hosts – E.R. and Linda J. Bazor (Oct 21st. 2011)

  • Wow!! Wow!! I am excited and honored to be featured in your lovely group, thank you very, very much!!! :)))

    – Elaine Bawden

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Elaine

  • Thank you so very much Larry for your wonderful compliment!!! :))))

    – Elaine Bawden

  • Craig Hitchens - Spiritual Digital Art
    Craig Hitchens...almost 3 years ago

    Lovely work Elaine, looks stunning!

  • Such a great compliment Craig, thank you very, very much!!! :)))

    – Elaine Bawden

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