Yosemite Love


“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.” 

~ Ansel Adams

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Half Dome and Trees

 

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My Rock, Tuolomne Meadows

 

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Tunnel View

 

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Olmsted Point

 

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El Capitan

 

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Half Dome

 

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Olmsted Point Trees

 

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Yosemite Falls

 

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Glacier Point

 

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Olmsted Rocks

 

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Merced Rapids

 

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Trees and Half Dome

 

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Yosemite Love

 

“Down through the middle of the Valley flows the crystal Merced, River of Mercy, peacefully quiet, reflecting lilies and trees and the onlooking rocks; things frail and fleeting and types of endurance meeting here and blending in countless forms, as if into this one mountain mansion Nature had gathered her choicest treasures, to draw her lovers into close and confiding communion with her.” 

~John Muir

 

 

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125 comments

  1. wow – the picture are simply taking me into a new journey…Being in Yosemite is a sincere place for good meditation!

  2. such beautiful pictures. Been to Yosemite and just came back form the Yellowstone National parks…They are the absolute gems of the mother nature with awe-inspiring beauty.

  3. This photos are so beautiful and inspiring, my dream is to visit Yosemite one day, until then I am happy to have photos like the ones you post to help me dream

  4. Lovely, Yosemite is one of my favorite places ❤️❤️

  5. Hi there! thank you for sharing; you captured such great shots. It’s truly a magical space to be in. Could get lost ❤ Much love!

  6. I can photograph Half Dome all day every day haha

  7. Wonderful Jane. Thanks for sharing. I need to be there 🙂

  8. Superb photos Jane. A magnificent place I would love to explore.

  9. Ha! Just read a book titled Yosemite Falls and the half dome was mentioned in it. Great to have a vision to go along with one in my head. Yours is worse. Imagine climbing it? Love the shoe shot at the end.

  10. What a wonderful tribute to Yosemite and your “rock”! I haven’t been there, but I imagine it must be hard to be selective about what you shoot, since it looks so breathtaking in every direction. You’ve done it, though! Wonderful images!

  11. I smiled at “Yosemite Love” Jane, because I have an almost identical picture taken at a park in British Columbia, but the location was on the water – even the shoes are almost the same, so funny! Seriously though, you’re brave to take on a subject so many have done so well. The “Trees and Half Dome” B&W is superb! Those toned rocks, and the tree silhouettes, how the complement the scene…really, really nice. “My Rock” is perfection. And I like the one under it for the way those giant rocks in the foreground bring me in. It’s fun seeing the falls blowing in the wind. “Olmsted Point Trees” is beautiful, the repeating patterns of the rocks and trees are handled with sure eye! This park is one of the many, many iconic Western locations I have not yet seen. I’m thinking of trying to go off season, but sometime when travel wouldn’t be problematic because of snow. Meanwhile, I’m happy to have an inspiration like this to keep me dreaming. Have a good weekend, Jane!

    • Hi Lynn, I am smiling ear to ear reading this– thank you so much! Not surprised you have a similar shot– we seem to share like sensibilities. It was a magical few days in the park– a mix of iconic scenes and taking a closer look. It’s fairly overwhelming to wrap a creative mind around it all. Pleased you enjoyed these and I do hope you get there soon– we lucked out avoiding the summer crowds and the waterfalls were still flowing. You will be blown away! Enjoy your weekend, too. 🙂

  12. So much beauty. One could spend a lifetime there, and still on see a small percentage of everything worth seeing in Yosemite. Thank you for sharing those magical photos.

  13. You have so wonderfully captured the beauty of Yosemite, Jane.
    Truly magnificent images.

  14. Happy anniversary to you both and thanks for the memories of waking up when travelling in the Green Tortoise bus and looking out at that magnificent mountain

  15. Wow, stunning landscape and wonderfully captured!!
    And congratulations 🙂

  16. Beautyful photographs from the Yosemite NP. One of they most impressive places i ever saw.
    Breathtaking the view from Glacier Point. Beautyful memories. Thanks👍

  17. Wow, beautiful images Jane. I’m a climber and I hope to one day visit Yosemite with my climbing gear and my camera. “Trees and Half Dome” is a great image! There is something about mountains in monochrome. Very nice!

    • Thanks so much, Göran. We watched climbers ascending El Cap… thrilling, as long as I’m on the ground. 🙂 Glad you like the monochromes…Ansel is always in the back of my mind there. Hopefully you’ll do Half Dome and El Cap someday soon. Appreciate your visit here.

  18. Wow. I love the final shot. I could feel my walking boots on my feet!

  19. A treasure trove of images, Jane. About 25 years ago we did a two week fly-drive around California. We drove over into Yosemite from Bishop and spent a couple of nights in a Marriott Hotel (Tenaya Lodge, I think). I had always wanted to see Half Dome and El Cap and the Falls. Partly through the work of Ansel Adams, but also because of reading so much about El Cap (speaking as a mountaineer). Unforgettable – the only problem was there wasn’t enough time. It was the story of the holiday – we saw a lot of places but nothing in any detail. But images like your images are wonderful visual memories. You’ve made my day, thank you.

    • Hi Andy, Makes me happy that these brought back good memories. Your trip sounds great — hard to cover all that ground. Assume you didn’t have time for any climbing– I am transfixed by the climbers making their way up El Cap and Half Dome. I can’t imagine it! Thank you for making my day with your wonderful comment.

  20. Absolutely incredible photos Jane, they take me back there once more

  21. Stunning place and stunning photos – thanks for taking me back to a place I fell in love with.

  22. I particularly like the Merced Rapids for its dynamics.

  23. Amazing photos. So beautiful!

  24. these r quite spectacular Jane!!! the merced rapids showing so much emotion….tunnel view so mysterious….yosemite love so warm & fuzzy😜

  25. Love seeing Yosemite through your eyes. Fabulous shots. How nice that Bob has his own special rock.

  26. Famous places, never been there but I can well believe that no photo can do it justice. Great post.

  27. Lovely, beautiful, gorgeous! You certainly do Yosemite proud. I think it’s one of the first National Parks I ever went to back around ’69. I fell in love with nature and the outdoors right then and there. Thanks for the lovely images.

  28. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place.

  29. what beautiful landscapes.
    What I would like to be able to cross the photographs, find me there and enjoy nature

  30. Mountain mansion, indeed! Died and gone to heaven comes to mind. 🙂 🙂 Superlative photos, Jane.

  31. Yosemite and Yellowstone are my favourite NP in the USA. I remember a walk to the yosemite fall – it was spectacular. Thank yoz for bringing these memories back again with your wonderful pictures, Jane!

  32. LOVE these 😁

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  33. Jane Love Yosemite and love your photos. Great post. Anne

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  34. Such a rugged and yet most inspiring landscape. Your photographs transports me there, Jane. Thank you!

  35. These are truly incredibly wondrous.

  36. Congrats on the occasion. I can’t think of a better place to spend it…love Yosemite !!

  37. You have tackled the canonic sites and came up winning.

  38. Your ending quotation reminded me of our 2016 visit to John Muir’s house in Martinez.

  39. Magnificent nature – and wonderful shots. I would love to hike there.

  40. Great scenes Jane. Love the lovers 😊

  41. Magnificent breathtaking scenes !

  42. These images are breathtaking Jane 🙂 I wish you a very Happy Anniversary.

  43. These are fabulous landscapes, Jane! I really like the different ratios!

  44. Lovely images, more good memories for me. I remember standing by Olmsted Rocks and being in awe of the views.

  45. Beautiful collection of photographs. Yosemite has eluded us in our travels thus far. I can see it’s a place I need to visit … gorgeous!

  46. Awe inspiring and magnificent, never visited the States but this would be on my wish list.

  47. It is just the most awe inspiring place, those great solid mountains….

  48. Wow. Magnificent! ❤️👍🏻

  49. Such a beautiful place..and photos.

  50. Great pics. And sweet, your rock and the two pairs of shoes 🙂 (very recognizable)

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