Dogwood and Bridalveil, rain, Yosemite, California
Dogwoods in their spring bloom are one of the traditional things which drive American landscape photographers mad with desire. In the right setting, they can be quite a sight to behold. Seriously, I had hoped to someday manage one or more dogwood pictures of real power in or around Yosemite Valley, which affords a number of exceptional settings for them. Finally, on one trip in 2010, I managed three. The other two are on the site as well: River dogwoods, Yosemite, California and Dogwood, Cathedral Rocks, Yosemite. This one is made from a net of 68 million pixels of medium-format capture assembled from six overlapping captures of 39 million pixels each. You can get a sense of the exquisite detail here in the adjacent Zoom tab. I'm finding it difficult to come up with just the right sort of hint to suggest how much I love this photograph.