I live in the Sierra foothills and I can be in the valley of Yosemite National Park in under two hours if I don’t stop along the way, so it’s easy enough to take a day trip. A friend and I took a day trip in mid-March to see what we could find to photograph in the park. I think there are good months and not-as-good months to photograph in the park and in mid-March it can be difficult to find good, well-lighted or interesting subjects unless there is a storm brewing or clearing, then Tunnel View is the place to head. But we were able to take some decent shots anyway, even without a storm, it was, as always, nice to be in the park. Half Dome offered us some reflections from Cook’s Meadow and lower Yosemite Fall was in fine form with lots of water. The Merced River was beautiful as always and offered some reflection shots, too. Bridal View Fall shot from Tunnel View, this one in black and white, offered a good opportunity as well. It had just snowed the day before so were also able to find some nice snow-covered tree shots. Even a day of not-so-great photos in Yosemite is a wonderful day. I plan to take a four-day trip in April to shoot some night shots and some shots of the beautiful dogwood that should be just about perfect at that time.
I am a photographer, it is my passion, my avocation, and almost everything I do revolves around it.