Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 143 (Hetch Hetchy Surprise)

House at Hetch Hetchy

A House-like Building at Hetch Hetchy

I was taught that when taking photographs, always look all around. Occasionally there is a great scene waiting to be captured, but it is behind the photographer.

That can also be somewhat true of hiking. When returning along the same trail, if it is not a loop, the scenes usually look different. It may be the lighting or the way the branches of a particular tree align with the background, but there is something along the twice trodden path that makes it different when viewed in the opposite direction.

We were leaving Hetch Hetchy as the sky was threatening and on the way out, across the lake, I noticed the scene above. There was something there I hadn’t noticed prior to the return trip. A house was beautifully positioned at the edge of the cliff; a lakefront view. It is nestled so nicely among the ledge and the trees that it blends well with the surroundings. (right-hand side about 1/5 of the way left of the margin)

I wouldn’t mind spending some time in there, but then again, who would?

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Meta Data – Day 143 YOY – Year of Yosemite

File Name: 0440.CR2
Capture time: 3:18:42 AM/PM
Capture date: June 11, 2016
Exposure: 1/100 sec @ f/5.6
Focal Length: 31mm
ISO 100
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS


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