Morning Light on Cathedral Rocks

Drove up to the Yosemite to do two things, capture Cathedral Rocks in the morning light and capture the rising moon. I had clouds for most of the day but glad to see some light this morning before the clouds obscured the valley.

Morning light on Cathedral Rocks

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. I’m always amazed at how still the waters are in your photos, Mike. Around here everything seems to move, or have ripples from bugs & fish.


    1. Thanks UW! Usually early morning is pretty calm. When I drove by in the afternoon, the wind had picked up and the water had ripples. Had my fair share of mosquitoes there too.


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