April 17, 2011
After failing to capture Lower Yosemite Fall’s moonbow and regrettably staking out at Cooke’s Meadow for a cloud covered Half Dome sunset, I drove up to Tunnel View hoping to capture the clouds that had rolled in over the valley. The near full moon evenly lit up the entire valley making this shot very easy to take without the use of ND filters. Approximately 40 seconds into my 4 minute exposure, something incredibly bright caught my eye – a meteor shot through the sky and behind El Capitan. The meteor was completely unexpected and uplifted what would have been a disappointing evening of photoshooting.
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