While we were walking back down the small road to the carpark
Cindy noticed a dog wandering around loose. She didn't think people
were allowed to have dogs off the leash in Yosemite, and this dog
didn't even have a collar. Other visitors walking up to the base of
Bridalveil Falls were stopping to take photos of this dog.
Eventually I came out of the trance into which I'd fallen
and noticed that a coyote was trotting up the road towards us. The
coyote stopped briefly to cock its leg against a bush about 10 feet
away, then continued along the road.
As the coyote passed I reached for my camera, focused on the
coyote and pressed the shutter. I forgot that my camera was
set to take a one second exposure of Bridalveil Creek.
I immediately realized what I had done and furiously
adjusted my camera to get a fast exposure, but alas, by the time I
was ready all I would have got was blurry underexposed picture of a
coyote bum heading up the road. I decided that the negative
I did expose would likely be confused for `art' so I wasn't too