I always find it astounding how much the view of this iconic vista changes with the time of day and the seasons. Though the only constant is change it is always beautiful. This one was taken on a sunny late October morning.
I took this picture at Washburn Point on a hazy midday in June. What usually are considered unfavorable conditions for landscape photography worked very well in this image, separating Vernal and Nevada Falls and Half Dome in the background from the softly lit pine tree.
A late afternoon sun lighting Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.
I did not plan to take any pictures that day as snow was falling and the sky looked rather bleak. Just when I arrived at Tunnel View the cloud cover opened up, the sunlight came through and dipped Half Dome in glorious gold. Magical!
After a morning of unsuccessfully hunting images in Yosemite we were about to leave when we came across this amazing scene...one of the best examples of right place, right time. The sun had come up behind the trees and started burning off the fog trapped in the heavily forested area...a phenomenon that lasted only a few incredible intense minutes.
One of the events to look forward to is the opening of Tioga Road every year in late spring. It has become an annual pilgrimage for local photographers to make the trip from Yosemite Valley up to Tioga Pass.
I took this picture at Tenaya Lake. The rings around the tree trunks are pollen from various plants sticking to the bark as the water level recedes.
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Autumn has always been a special time in Yosemite Valley. The diffused light, earthy but vibrant colors and the interesting, interwoven textures of the dried grasses make this one of my favorite images of Cook’s Meadow.
This is an image of Yosemite Valley’s famous Elm Tree taken just after one of these beautiful November sunrises. As the morning sun gently warmed the earth the slowly rising fog cast an almost magical spell over Cook’s Meadow.