Wintry Autumn in Cooks Meadow by Richard Valenti
© 2014 Richard Valenti

    • Title: Wintry Autumn in Cooks Meadow
    • Artist: Richard Valenti
    • From: Danville, CA USA

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    • Address: 249 La Pera Circle
      Danville, CA 94526, USA

    Artist Statement

    "There are those serendipitous moments when all the elements of a great image fall into place. When I am surrounded with scenarios of light, subject, location, weather and timing. Wintry Autumn in Cooks Meadow was truly one of those serendipitous moments for me. I go to Yosemite numerous times throughout the year, but mainly when I know that the weather has the potential to create unique conditions. I love the fall and the winter seasons best. On this occasion an early winter snowstorm arrived while the autumn leaves were still on the trees. It was early morning and a mist began to rise from the ground as the first light of day cast its golden light on the freshly fallen snow and illuminated the trees. The background was still in shade radiating a soft cool palette of colors to compliment the warmth from the sun's rays in the foreground."