El Capitan shrouded by clouds in Yosemite National Park, California. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Canon EOS 5D Mk II
EF 24-105 f/4 IS USM
ISO 100
Lightroom + Photoshop

  1. Finished 7th in the Close up of Big Rocky Mountains challenge in the Mountains across the Globe group.
  2. Finished 6th in the Images of Yosemite challenge in the Landscape Photography group.
  3. Finished 5th in the Earth Day challenge of the 4 Winners Only group.
  4. Finished 7th in the It’s Time for a New Avatar challenge of the Scenery group.
  5. Finished 8th in the Best Photo Currently in A Wilderness Somewhere challege in the A Wilderness Somewhere… group in January 2010.
  6. Featured in Landscape Photography.
  7. Featured in A Wilderness Somewhere….
  8. Featured in Yosemite, Land of Wonder.
  9. Featured in Mountains across the Globe.
  10. Featured in Scenery.
  11. Featured in 4 Winners Only.


  • Filipa Nunes
    Filipa Nunesalmost 5 years ago

    The clouds make a nice crown for the mountain. Is this a HDR? (I really can’t tell sometimes. ^^;)

  • No, single exposure. I just opened the shadows up a little bit in Lightroom.

    – Nickolay Stanev

  • janfoster
    janfosteralmost 5 years ago

    great capture Nickolay : )

  • Thank you! :)

    – Nickolay Stanev

  • sendao
    sendaoalmost 5 years ago

    amazing capture!

  • Thanks for the comment and favorite!

    – Nickolay Stanev

  • fauselr
    fauselralmost 5 years ago

    very nice

  • Thanks, Ray!

    – Nickolay Stanev

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithalmost 5 years ago

    Love this Nickolay, beautiful detail in the rockface.

  • Thanks!

    – Nickolay Stanev

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Wilderness somewhere….."

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Wow, thanks!

    – Nickolay Stanev

  • Michael Hadfield
    Michael Hadfieldalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks, Michael! :)

    – Nickolay Stanev

  • silvercircles
    silvercirclesalmost 5 years ago

    Incredible shot!!

  • Thanks, Rebie!

    – Nickolay Stanev

  • Beth Wold
    Beth Woldalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely photo!

  • Thank you, Beth!

    – Nickolay Stanev

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 5 years ago

    Jan 15,2010


  • Thanks so much!

    – Nickolay Stanev

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