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    When I started photography the first photographer that I admire was Ansel Adams, he was introduced to me by my father, when he handed to me his Canon F-1. Since I'm from the Philippines, I never had an opportunity to capture Yosemite. After graduating from law school and taking the bar exams, I finally get to be in the spot, where Ansel Adams once created Magic. Yosemite was always a dream to me, and now its a reality.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 5
    Lighting 8
    Creativity 4
    Story 4

    I agree with Your Shot photographer Joan Rankin Hayes who commented, " Wonderful story and image — so glad you finally got to see it and capture it with such beauty!" I love how you were inspired by Ansel Adams, and then found yourself making your dream a reality. I love it Stephen. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Nov 20, 2012
    Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2014
    Location: Yosemite Valley, California, United States
    Copyright: © Stephen Valera
    Categories: Landscapes, Nature, Travel
    Assignments: Adventures of a Lifetime, Inspiring Experiences, The Trip That Changed My Life, Resolutions to Travel, Lines, Textures, and Patterns, Epic, Follow Me, Landmark Moments, Best of the World, Road Trip, Sense of Place, Time Capsule, Nature in Black and White