October 30, 2014

October 30, 2014

Valley Flames

Photograph by Judge Helbig

Wildfires rage in a valley behind iconic Half Dome in California’s Yosemite National Park. Judge Helbig captured the photo at 3 a.m. using a one-minute exposure.

This photo was submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest. Enter your best shot by October 31 for a chance to win.


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10 comments
P. Barrows
P. Barrows

The way half dome stands out between the layer of smoke below and the layer of clouds above is wonderful.

Jessica Beals
Jessica Beals

What a great photo!

Oh, how I wish Nat Geo shared the photographer's camera settings when posting these images! I'd love to be able to use them for inspiration AND learning.



Mike Bless
Mike Bless

Jessica, If the particular photographer has a "Your Shot" gallery then you can find your way to their gallery to see the picture with its camera setting details. Nat Geo saves the space on the "photo of the day" wall for their advertising. I tried to find Judge Helbig's gallery but maybe this person does not have a "your shot" gallery, darn! 

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