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
Yes, it’s now 2015, but I’m not reflecting back on anything….even Yosemite. So what’s the point of this post? My last trip must have been a good trip, photography-wise. I came home with a bunch of new photos which is always the case, but for some reason I really liked 75% of them. I’ve posted
I spent some time at Cathedral Beach that morning and then again in the early afternoon trying to capture some “cool” images. These are some of my favorite abstract ice crystal photos.
A few years ago I captured a few long exposure photos of El Capitan from Valley View. I thought I had some cool shots until I got home. I noticed they were a bit too soft. Since it was near dark, I had focus them manually and I guess I missed. This time I wanted
I admit it. I’ve been to Yosemite many, many times since I came to California in the late 80’s. I probably have one or two snapshots of Half Dome. This is the first time I planned to shoot Half Dome at sunset. I found a nice spot along the river and I even brought my
One my second round shooting at Gates of the Valley (Valley View) in Yosemite Valley on Friday, I photographed Cathedral Rocks, a dry Bridalveil Falls, and the Leaning Tower. There were no clouds so I composed it tight and planned on converting it to black and white.
I thought I’d have my own “Black Friday” this year. Since my wife was off and the kids didn’t have school, I was able to get the van and head to Yosemite. I got up at 3am so I could get up to Yosemite for sunrise. I had only two locations I wanted to shoot;
Found another image in my archives. This photo was taken on a snowy, cold day in October 15, 2005 at Tenaya Lake, Yosemite.