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    Ansel Adam's [I] Siesta Lake[/I]

    On a trip to Yosemite in January I took this early morning view over Siesta Lake:



    I wonder if this is the same tree that appears in Ansel Adams Siesta Lake?



    Ansel's photograph was taken in 1958 and it is apparent that the tree in my image has been in the lake for many years. Both trees are quite large and I suppose it would take many years for them to decompose. Can anyone with long standing experience in the area answer this question?

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    Top image: Toyo 45CF, 90mm Grandagon, Acros, Oriental.
    Bottom Image: Courtesy of Ansel Adams Gallery Online: http://anseladams.org/siesta-lake-mp55.html

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    Re: Ansel Adam's [I] Siesta Lake[/I]

    Get a DNA sample.

    Nice pic, BTW!!

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    Re: Ansel Adam's [I] Siesta Lake[/I]

    I pulled over for a short break there maybe five years ago on the very last day of Fall the road was open clear over the top, and have no doubt whatsoever that the same tree was lying in the water at the exact same
    spot - minus most of those branches, of course. Funny how even easily
    decayed woods like tamarack last such a long time in mtn lakes. The cold
    is probably a factor, though at least some of the time this is apparently a
    suitable for a snooze! But I'll bet it's pretty mosquito-infested much of the
    summer.

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    Re: Ansel Adam's [I] Siesta Lake[/I]

    In AA's photograph the tree appears to be at the same location as the tree in my photograph - near the western end of the lake - with the trunk partly on shore - again, the same as in my photo.

    Maybe I should title mine Siesta Lake 54 Years Later?

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