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Going wide

After years of drought, in spring of 2016 I had the good fortune to photograph Yosemite Valley with actual flooding—nothing devastating, just enough for the Merced River to overspill its banks and create reflections where meadows normally exist. 1,408 more words

Nature Photography

Road Trip 2017 - Yosemite National Park Day 2

Our second day in Yosemite started slow. We took our time enjoying the buffet breakfast. Watched the Merced river ran its gentle course. Talked to some of the locals and visitors alike. 742 more words

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How To Beat Summer's Heat

June 21, 2017
Happy Isles
Total distance walked: 2.20 miles

The first day of summer saw the mercury hit triple digits, a scorching 104 degrees.  Chris came up with a perfect plan to beat the heat: head to Yosemite and hike to Sentinel Dome, then have a picnic at Glacier Point.   352 more words


Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge

Late afternoon and early evening is prime time for photographers in Yosemite Valley, so many iconic subjects bathed in soft, warm, ever-changing light.

This shot of Half Dome was taken from Sentinel Bridge, which is a short walk from the Visitor Center.   122 more words


SEARCHING FOR SPRING, PART 10: Yosemite National Park

I love Yosemite National Park. 

“The most striking and sublime features on the grandest scale, is the Yosemite.”   John Muir

“A perfect day would be to get into the car, drive out to Yosemite and go camping.” 619 more words

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Downhill all the way

On Saturday, with little fanfare, Alex Honnold stunned the climbing world when he free-soloed El Capitan in Yosemitethe world’s largest granite monolith. (What’s the big deal? 663 more words

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Yosemite Valley

The most popular part of Yosemite National Park is Yosemite Valley, where a 7-mile long road follows the Merced River and all the iconic sites can be viewed. 133 more words