My first stop at 2:30 in the morning was Tunnel View. After I made my rounds, I drove back up to Tunnel View to see what I could capture in the morning light.
I was hoping for a better sunrise at the “Gates of the Valley”, but that didn’t happen. I stopped again in the afternoon and saw some nice light filtering through the trees under El Capitan. Unfortunately by the time I could get a spot, the light there was gone. I managed to get some decent
Another image from my recent trip to Yosemite. This is Bridalveil Falls from Tunnel View around sunset.
I spent some time around Yosemite Valley photographing different locations while the near full-moon was visible. I captured Half Dome, El Capitan, Bridalveil Falls and Cathedral Rocks from the Merced River.
While I was photographing El Capitan, Bridalveil Falls and Cathedral Rocks along the Merced River, I spotted some trees. I liked the white and green colors along with the red-ish bark.
Walking around a frozen Mirror Lake gives you a different perspective of Half Dome.
I had planned on spending the evening around the Merced River, but there was a lot of kids playing in the snow and the fact that visibility was getting worse. Drove up to Tunnel View (again) and spent the rest of the day…until my batteries went dead. Thankfully I was pretty much done shooting.
For years I’ve wanted to capture the Yosemite Valley Chapel in the wintertime. As I drove into Yosemite Valley that very cold morning (2:3am) I first stopped at Tunnel View. Once I was done, I drove back down to the valley and I normally drive by the Chapel, but this time I had to stop.
Got some morning light on Mount Watkins while I was walking around a frozen Mirror Lake.
Last year I planned on taking a trip to Yosemite the day after Thanksgiving. Had some nice fall colors. This year was more of a last minute trip. My wife works on Fridays, but managed to get the day off. Since we still only have one car, I figured I’d see if I could get