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

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.

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