Upper Yosemite Falls Under Starry Sky

Yosemite National Park is a magical location, drawing over four million visitors annually. At night, it's much quieter, providing a terrific opportunity to experiment with very long exposures. On this particular night, a bright full moon illuminated the valley, including Upper Yosemite Falls. To capture the falls, the mountain, and the stars above, I opted for a 17mm wide angle lens. Even with the light of the moon, it was necessary to use a 15" (fifteen second) exposure. To keep everything sharp, the camera was mounted on a tripod.  Camera settings: 15”, f4, ISO 400

TravelogueChris Corradino