Yosemite Valley by Moonlight

As I was leaving Glacier Point Friday evening, the moon finally cleared the clouds. I stopped at Washburn Point to have dinner, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and just enjoyed the view. I thought I’d try and get some night time shots of Yosemite Valley by moonlight.

Cathedral Rock at Night
Cathedral Rock at Night

I also stopped at Valley View (Gates of the Valley) and at first I didn’t even take my tripod or camera. I just walked around and looked. I figured since I had time, and more importantly, if I just left without taking any pictures….I’d be kicking myself for the rest of the evening! So here’s what I got…

El Capitan at Night
El Capitan at Night
Valley View at Night
Valley View at Night

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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