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If you’ve never visited Yosemite National Park, it’s time you did. It’s beautiful any time of the year.

Here are some photos with author comments, blog posts and videos to tantalize you.

Parque Yosemite

El Capitán. Río Merced. Yosemite. California.
Abril – 2006

Author:Mono Andes

El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, California, US

El Capitan continues to amaze me. Combine that with sunrise at Yosemite Valley, and you have some wonderful possibilities.

There is a well known picture by Galen Rowell, of El Capitan in the morning, which I tried very hard not to mimick. In his book Mountain Light, he describes in great detail the difficulty you face when taking a picture of El Capitan with trees in the foreground. You almost always run into problems with either tilted lines, or a not total view of El Capitan.

When I was at Yosemite in January, I went for a detail shot, just hinting at the massive size. When I was revisiting the park in early March, I had the luck (among quite some bad luck weather-wise) to get this special morning, and went for a total view.

It was snowing in the night, and remained for quite some time in the morning as well as mist moving around. So, I parked the car, and ran around, looking for a decent foreground. Took lots of shots, and ended up liking this one the most. The band of morning fog, from this viewpoint “behind” the trees and El Capitan, puts things into perspective, and allows me to take a total of the rock, showing its massive size. At the same time, the irregular shapes of the broadleaf trees as well as the play of light and shadow masks too obvious tilting of the conifers, letting me get away with a tilted camera.

My lens of choice was my Nikkor 16-85, at f11 and 16mm.

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Nevada Falls From Glacier Point

Copyright © Mike Matenkosky
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Late afternoon in Nevada Falls from Glacier Point, Yosemite NP.

Must see it LARGE: ‘Nevada Falls From Glacier Point’ On Black

Was seen in Explore Highest position: 33 on Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Author:Images In The Backcountry

Yosemite Conservancy Donates $5.9 Million to Yosemite National Park

The annual contribution was delivered by stagecoach at the Pioneer Yosemite History Center in Wawona to Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher during the Conservancy’s Fall Gathering celebration last Saturday. …

Publish Date: 10/04/2010 12:03

Yosemite National Park (U.S. National Park Service) « America Most

Yosemite National Park, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1200 square mi.

Publish Date: 10/04/2010 17:54

Yosemite National Park: 120 Years in Pictures” | Larry Ferlazzo’s

Yosemite National Park: 120 Years in Pictures is a slideshow from TIME Magazine. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Yosemite & Other US.

Publish Date: 10/02/2010 9:20

Yosemite National Park

For more videos check out: A video tour of Yosemite National Park. Shot in 2007.


Yosemite National Park Video Tour

Half Dome and El Capitan. Nevada and Bridal Veil Falls. These names conjure up so many different memories for the millions of people that have been lucky enough to visit Yosemite National Park. Come and explore some of the more well known of this par…

Yosemite National Park waterfalls

In the middle of Yosemite NP. Upper & Lower Yosemite Falls visible between sugar-pine trees (Pinus Lambertiana). Yosemite National Park (pronounced /joʊˈsɛmɨtiː/ yo-SEM-it-ee) is a national park located in the eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa a…

Yosemite National Park – HD

The beginning of the video features the giant sequoia’s in the Mariposa Grove of Yosemite. The water fall at the close of the video is Bridal Veil. For a few minutes on sunny days in the right location, you can see a rainbow in the waterfall… Dad a…

I hope this collection of materials on the Yosemite National Park in California has whetted your appetite to visit this wonder in the near future.


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