Yosemite National Park and California Coast Photography Trip Report

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Spring is a great time to photograph in Yosemite National Park. The Dogwoods are in bloom, the fields are green and the waterfalls are running from the snowmelt. At certain times in the afternoon, the sun will hit the waterfalls just right resulting in beautiful rainbows in their mist. I don’t know if there is a view anywhere as impressive as that of Yosemite Valley. It’s been photographed a zillion times, but it’s hard not to make a good photograph from there.

We got just a little bit unlucky with a lack of clouds that could have given us some dramatic sunrises and sunsets. I guess you can’t always have it all but maybe that’s just an excuse to come back.

A panoramic view of Yosemite Valley with El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridalveil Falls
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A panoramic view of Yosemite Falls and lush green trees in Yosemite National Park
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A vertical view of the base of Bridalveil Falls with a rainbow in the mist
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A vertical view of Bridalveil Falls with rainbow colors in the mist
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A vertical view of Yosemite Chapel surrounded by lush green Spring colors in Yosemite National Park
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A panoramic view of Half Dome at dusk from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite Dogwoods in bloom in front of trees in Yosemite National Park
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With a lack of clouds in the forecast for Yosemite, we shortened our time there and decided to go see what might be happening on the rocky coast of California between Mendocino and Fort Bragg. We were able to photograph a really cool sunset at the Cabrillo Lighthouse. Late one morning the fog rolled in off the ocean and we happened to be near the Pudding Creek Beach footbridge allowing us the capture it appearing to vanish in the fog.

Cabrillo lighthouse at sunset on the California coast
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A footbridge vanishing into the fog at Fort Bragg on the California Coast
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It was another good photographic expedition and opportunity to witness just a tiny sample of the beauty of our planet.

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