Mushroom on the valley floor
Playing with my macro as I stumble onto this mushroom seamly sunning itself
Yellowstone falls reflecting in the Merced river
Across the river from Cook's Meadow the Merced almost looks like glass capturing a frozen Yosemite Fall (upper and lower, if you look close)
Sentinel Bridge in the early morning
The Merced River is mostly calm giving me a nice reflection of Yosemite Falls with the Sentinel Bridge
Dawn colors over Half Dome reflecting in the Merced River
Near the House Keeping Camp on the other side of the Merced river you see Half Dome and the surrounding area reflected in the river as it slowly flows downstream
Dawn colors over Half Dome on Sentinel Bridge
Early Morning out in Yosemite capturing the the color in the sky on the Sentinel Bridge
Dawn at Valley View
At Valley View on a crisp morning as a few people start to drive around the park
Ice crystals forming on an Oak tree leaf
An almost perfect Oak leaf coated in a morning frost
Ice crystals forming on blades of grass
Even the grass forms crystals of ice due to the lack of sunlight
Ice crystals forming on the foliage
Out in one of the meadows in Yosemite that doesn't get much (if any light)
Reflection of Yosemite falls at Sentinel Bridge
The Merced River is mostly calm giving me a nice reflection of Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Falls at dusk in December
I stop to capture Yosemite Falls frozen from the cold of the night
Yosemite village at night
Morning at Glacier Point in December
Mid Morning up on Glacier Point after a cold hike up from the Valley floor you can see the snow that has started to build in the upper elevations on Half Dome, Clouds Rest, and the waterfalls of the mist trail
Coyote in Yosemite Valley
Here is a coyote in Yosemite Valley keeping an eye on the tourists to see if he can get some breakfast
Sunrise over Yosemite Valley at Valley View
The sun just appearing over the ridge giving a nice double reflection in the water of the Merced river at Valley View in Yosemite Valley.
Sunrise over Yosemite Valley at Glacier Point
Sunrise at Glacier Point as the first light hits Half Dome and the other high Peaks
Upper Cathedral Lake at Sunset
At Upper Cathedral Lake on a calm cool night trying to get the best view of Cathedral Peak with the lake in the last moments of light
At Upper Cathedral Lake on a calm cool night trying to get the best view of Cathedral Peak with the lake
Half Dome from Clouds Rest
Viewing Half Dome from Clouds Rest in Yosemite as a line of hikers make their way to the top on the cables
Stars over Tenaya Lake
Stars as far as the eye can see including the Orion constellation the center on the top of the picture at Tenaya Lake
Shadow of the Earth behind Half Dome and Yosemite Valley
During sunset the Shadow of the Earth starts to bring the darkness into the valley.
Sunlite clearing of reeds
Sunlite clearing of reeds in Kings Canyon National Park
Pine trees silhouetted at dusk
Pine trees silhouetted in front of the fading light sun minutes before total darkness
Moro Rock before dawn
Early morning on Moro Rock watching the shadow of the earth fade away
Sun rising over the cathedral rocks at valley view point
On the shore of the Merced River at Valley View on the way out of the park the sun has risen above the cliffs shedding light on the majority of the valley.
Sunrise from cooks meadow in Yosemite Valley
At Cooks meadow by some cattail plants in Yosemite Valley the sun appears over the top of Half Dome.
Looking up at the cables of Half Dome
Looking up at the cables going up the steepest part of the hike up to the top of Half Dome
Looking into the Sierra Nevada Moutain range from the top of Half Dome
On the top of the layered half Dome looking out in the Northwest of Yosemite National park towards Tenaya Lake
Dusk overlooking Yosemite valley during the 2013 forest fire
Here I widen the shot to show the entire scene with the clouds are lit up from the setting sun. The shot was taken from Sentinel Dome on the southern rim of Yosemite Valley.
Sunset overlooking Yosemite valley and the 2013 forest fire
Here the sun as dipped behind the smoke from the yellow stone fire of 2013 giving the sun a nice orange glow. The shot was taken from Sentinel Dome on the southern rim of Yosemite Valley.
Sunset over Yosemite valley during the 2013 forest fire
Here the sun is about to set behind the 2003 forest fire plume of smoke giving one last burst of light. The shot was taken from Sentinel Dome on the southern rim of Yosemite Valley.
Daybreak on Half Dome
View of Half Dome and valley at Sunrise from Glacier Point.
Looking down the cables on Half Dome
View of the Cables coming down from Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. I think this picture does justice as to how steep it was.
The North Face
Looking at the North side of Half Dome from North Dome across the valley
Snow topped Mountain top around Yosemite valley
Sun is setting in Yosemite Valley and I was capturing the snow on top of the tree covered cliffs with the light from the sunset in the background
Looking up the trunk of at branches covered in moss and snow
On top of upper Yosemite falls with the contrasting moss in the tree covered in a fresh snow.
Looking a mossy trunk of a tree
On my first trip to Yosemite I was hiking to the top of Upper Yosemite Falls. While I lost the trail to the top of Yosemite Falls at the top due to snow I did see these moss covered trees.
Looking up the trunk of a redwood
Looking up one of the trees in Muir Woods out in California
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