Yosemite National Park and the California Coast

May 2014

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.

Yosemite Valley
"Beautiful Valley" - Prints Available


Yosemite Falls
"Yosemite Falls" - Prints Available


Bridalveil Falls with rainbow
"Bridalvel Colors" - Prints Available


Bridalveil Falls with rainbow colors in the mist
"Rainbow Falls" - Prints Available


Yosemite Chapel and green spring color
"Spring Chapel" - Prints Available


Half Dome at dusk from Glacier Point
"Dusk At The Dome" - Prints Available


Yosemite Dogwoods in bloom
"Double Tree Dogwoods" - Prints Available


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 Beach footbridge allowing us the capture it appearing to vanish in the fog.

Cabrillo lighthouse at sunset
"Cabrillo Sunset" - Prints Available


walkway vanishing into the fog
"Vanishing Point" - Prints Available



It was another good photographic expedition and opportunity to witness just a tiny sample of the beauty of our planet.

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