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Mirror Lake is a short 2-mile hike from the nearest trail head but it seems a thousand miles away from the Yosemite crowds.  As I headed up, everyone was heading down so I had this place all to myself.  I was quite surprised.  While mirror lake is accurately named, I still had to wait for the breeze to calm down for get these reflections.  When it was windy, I put on my very dark filter for some 30-second exposures with streaking clouds and water which look totally surreal.

Mirror Lake is a short 2-mile hike from the nearest trail head but it seems a thousand miles away from the Yosemite crowds. As I headed up, everyone was heading down so I had this place all to myself. I was quite surprised. While mirror lake is accurately named, I still had to wait for the breeze to calm down for get these reflections. When it was windy, I put on my very dark filter for some 30-second exposures with streaking clouds and water which look totally surreal.

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