Sunset at Glacier Point

I had an opportunity to meet a local (Atwater) photographer and spend the whole day shooting and talking. I wanted to stick around town, maybe Hornitos, Lake Yosemite or San Luis NWR. Unfortunately we couldn’t come to an agreement, so I reluctantly (seriously) suggested Yosemite. I said reluctantly because I new it was going to be 200 degrees up there, the falls are dry and the forecast wasn’t predicting any clouds. We went anyway.

Got there around 10:30 or so and spent the afternoon in the valley and I’ll post some of those images later in the week.

We were pleasantly surprised that we had some nice clouds when we got there around 7pm. I quickly grabbed a spot and “camped out” for sunset. My favorite…

Half Dome from Glacier Point
Sunset at Glacier Point

Mike Matenkosky

Mike is a Central Valley California landscape and nature photographer whose subjects include scenes from Merced County, Yosemite, SeKi, and the eastern Sierra. He is currently living in Atwater, CA.

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  1. Ahhh… Sunset from Glacier Point. Hard to beat. You got really nice color. Thanx for going and Thanx more for sharing!!


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