Few moments are as special as when a stormy sky lets a select few rays of sun through to highlight a master work of nature. Such was the case on a cold winter morning earlier this year in Yosemite when Three Brothers was briefly, yet ever so beautifully, illuminated between snowfalls. Amazing how nature’s beauty timelessly builds upon itself. While such a thought makes me sad that I only get to see a nanosecond
Sunset at Horsetail Fall in the early part of the year is an amazing moment to witness. The seasonal waterfall on the shoulder of El Capitan is positioned perfectly to reflect the last rays of sun in its mist, providing an intense gold and even reddish hue likened to a firefall. I’ve sped up the playback in the following video, taken earlier this month, to highlight the movement of the water, mist and clouds as
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! – John Muir El Capitan, 3000 feet of vertical rock, is a sight to see. Even more amazing is that if you look closer while visiting the park you will often see rock climbers scaling the face or sleeping the night before resuming their climb on El Capitan, as was the case on my last visit this past weekend (full image for scale – see the bottom left of th
One of the most beautiful things about photography is that it’s limited only by one’s ability to visually explore. In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. – Ansel Adams As Yogi Berra as it sounds if you’re not looking, you’re not seeing and there is so much to photograph when you’re seeing. This weekend I’m looking forward to
During my most recent trip to Yosemite I was struck by how many people I came across had a camera. Virtually everyone had a camera in fact. Some were enjoying themselves, some were strangely aggravated as they worked, some were rushing and many were curiously sizing up the person next to them getting the exact same photo. There was not one location I traveled to that did not have a group of photographers staked out p
This past week I enjoyed some time in Yosemite National Park just after the first wave of a large winter storm swept through. Conditions on the ground were perfect for winter photography, but a bit cold for the average Californian I think. The outlook from Tunnel View is often photographed, but the view is so beautiful it is really difficult to avoid taking a photo here. Yosemite is really a magical place in the win
It’s not often I’ve watched snowfall and by that I mean “watch” snow fall. As a child I’ve waited for snowfall to end in order to be let out to play and as an adult I’ve darted from point A to B in a car while it has started to snow, but in both of these instances my mind was elsewhere preoccupied on other goals and activities. To simply watch snow fall is amazing, and to rediscove
This year has been full of highs and lows, but amidst it all we’ve found each other here. For that I thank you for joining me on my blog. Here’s to many more days of sharing an amazing art… photography. Happy Holidays from my family to yours!