Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Absolute Beauty of Yosemite

This week we are showing some details of Yosemite, different from the more common scenes of Half Dome and El Capitan. My husband Dave took the photo above early in the morning, during low light, so he could slow the shutter speed in order to blur the rushing water of the river as a background for the dogwood branch and flower.
Mirror Lake is in the process of turning in to a meadow. The reflections in this scene will disappear in future years.
This is another of Dave's slow-shutter, early morning photos to show the rushing waters of the Merced River. A tripod, of course, is required for shots like this.
We went up to Glacier Point to get photos of Half Dome, but the clouds blanketing the High Sierra as sunset were another attractive subject for our cameras. We were there at the beginning of June, and there was still lots of snow on the ground.
Wildlife is part of the attraction of National Parks. We enjoyed watching a mother bear and her cubs while we were on a hike in the Hetch Hetchy Valley. We were careful, of course, not get too close and not to get between the mother and her cubs.

8 comments:

brattcat said...

these are fabulous, you two.

JM said...

The title says it all. Gorgeous captures! Love the bear shot, what a great spotting! Never seen a bear in the wild...

Memphis MOJO said...

Stunning images.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Julie,
First of all I'm so happy with your lovely words, thanks so much for your kind visit!
Wow and thanks for sharing these pictures, this park is fabulous!
hugs
Léia

Filip Demuinck said...

If there is one place I would like to go back for hiking, it is Yosemite.

Greetings,
Filip

Jacob said...

These are incredibly beautiful images! What a great place. We were there in the winter of 1987 with my mother...it had snowed heavily and cars without chains were not allowed inside the park...so we ran about on the exterior taking photos!

glenda said...

Beautiful pictures. Lucky to spot the bear before she spotted you.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Ohhh My! Forgive me for I cannot choose a favorite because they all are Favorites to me! These shots are stunning!!! I can't even describe it! The Water effect on the first, the brilliant colors of the mountains and streams! I just love it!

Steven^^

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