Yosemite Quiet


“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.”

~ John Muir, 1901

 

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Clouds

 

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Juniper at Rest

 

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Flow

 

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Morning Hikers

 

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”

~John MuirΒ 

 

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A Quiet View

 

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Climbers, El Cap

 

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Tuolumne Meadows

 

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”

~ John Muir

 

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Swift I

 

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Swift II

 

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Fallen

 

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Vernal Falls

 

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Day’s End, Half Dome

 

 

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142 comments

  1. Mountains, they look so rugged and strong and yet they are so quiet. Picture 5: “You have to look at it with admiration.” Picture 6: “You can climb me, but you will not control me!” Picture 10: “I am fallen, but still I’m here.” Nature: “Enjoy me, but do not disturb me!” Last picture: “The end of the day, but tomorrow I am still there, because I am not going anywhere.” I enjoyed all your beautiful pictures … πŸ™‚ Enjoy your day, Jane!

  2. Not Calamity Jane but Yosemite Jane.

  3. I miss the Valley, the big walls. 😒

    Russ

  4. Great tour. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Clouds takes my breath away! John Muir knew what he was talking about. And oh, to be one of those morning hikers! Stunning, Jane! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. This is my type of pace Jane!! The Vernal falls for showing the scale is amazing but my favourite would be Juniper at rest but also days end for the contrast and reflections. O what the heck, beautiful captures all-round πŸ™‚

  7. These are all so gorgeous Jane.

  8. Glorious Yosemite! Thank you for taking us there. πŸ™‚

  9. Thanks for sharing Jane, lovely images. It has been way too many years since I’ve been to Yosemite (I hate to say, coming up on 30 years to be exact), and I simply must go again soon.

  10. Great photographs. I was there myself this May. Yosemite is indeed amazing.

  11. I love seeing Yosemite’s streams and cascades happily flowing, but I also admire your capture of the morning hikers. Was it busy when you were there?

    • Hi Atreyee, It was really fun to see how much water was still flowing – we have often gone in the summer when it’s very dry. I really didn’t feel like it was crazy busy– we were there during the week. The iconic viewpoints were a bit crowded but places like the “Morning Hike” area near Mirror Lake were practically empty. When we were leaving on Saturday morning, however, there were hundreds of cars at the gate. I’m happy you enjoyed this series- thanks very much.

  12. These pictures made my mouth drop, Jane! I couldn’t stop looking at them. The Yosemite National Park is on my bucket list for a while now and your pictures whetted my appetite even more. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Not surprisingly, I love these photos, Yosemite is a wonderful place.

  14. really gorgeous shots Jane!!! so peaceful….but mysterious at the same time….great eye!!

  15. Jane these are wonderful! I particularly like the black and white ones. I feel like I want to dive into the “Morning hikers”!

  16. In a few weeks we will be back in the mountains of Switzerland. It’s our second home so to speak, so well-known. It’s like meeting up with old friends. I know of nothing better than to walk up into the mountains and find somewhere with a view into the distance. It is soul cleansing. Another stunning gallery of this magical place, Jane.

    • How wonderful, Andy. Familiar places are like going home. And the feeling of looking out into an unspoiled vista is soul cleansing. Well said. Enjoy your travels and thanks so much for your sharing your thoughts.

  17. I can smell the pines, the fresh air and hear the water. Great captures!

  18. As I have stated before, Yosemite is a very special place, and Glacier Point provides the advantage of witnessing the valley in all of its splender.
    I must say, this compilation of photos is among your best that I have witnessed. I am biased, of course!
    I soon may post a couple of images in color of the rock bottom of the Merced River as I found it simply enchanting.
    As always, thanks for sharing the beauty of nature and displaying your talent.

    • Hi Michael, What a wonderful response to these images– thank you so much. I would love to see your rock images– I am fascinated by the streams and rocks, as you can see. πŸ™‚ Appreciate your kind words.

  19. Lovely, calming photos, Jane. I am particularly drawn to Morning Hikers and Fallen.

  20. There is no like it, your quality photos show this very well

  21. Fine series; wonderful place!

  22. A morning hikers is on the top of my list because it is different – not the traditional images that are normally seen of Yosemite.

  23. Beautiful scenery, well captured!

  24. Mesmerizing images, Jane, you captured the stillness and essence of Yosemite so beautifully.

  25. Beautiful shots, Jane. Your choices for the b & w shots are great!

  26. You’ve conveyed the spaciousness beautifully, Jane. I feel the crisp, clean air as well as the quiet! Nicely presented!

  27. John Muir- my hero and inspiration. The quotes and the marvelous images were a perfect combination! It’s good you mentioned the climbers. I would have missed them, so utterly dwarfed by that monolith.

  28. The trip of a lifetime. Nicely captured, Jane!

  29. I like those morning hikers a lot, and oh, the junipers…that one at rest must be very old. The pine cones are so thick. Well, I guess it IS a place of superlatives! The water textures are really nice, and my favorite? Actually, it’s the last photo, so much depth, and promise.

    • Always love to read your thoughts, Lynn. Thank you. That spot on the bridge looking at Half Dome is really special. Remind me, have you been?

      • A little late getting back to you! No, I haven’t been there, not yet. Yosemite, Yellowstone, even Grand Canyon, all on the horizon, I guess! We went to Canyon de Chelly in Arizona, as an alternative to Grand Canyon, since it’s so much quieter. Any advice you have on Yosemite will be gratefully absorbed. πŸ™‚ It would be wonderful to go in winter but we’d have to rent a vehicle as ours wouldn’t manage the roads. I’m very wary of crowds, as you’d imagine.

  30. My second home. I’ve climbed El Cap, Half Dome and Sentinel walls. Many memorable days and nights were spent on those walls.

    Russ

  31. sThese are very moving, They are so well seen and sensitively post processed.

  32. Stunning images, I feel like I was there…
    I love the last one especially. Thank you for the magnificent tour, Jane!

  33. Morning Hikers…my number one.

  34. Beautiful post Jane. The stillness comes shining through

  35. Spectacular images and inspiring quotes Jane πŸ™‚

  36. Some people misquote Thoreau and say “In wilderness is the preservation of the world.” Your Muir quote also includes the word wildness. I wondered if wildness used to be the more common form, so I checked. The n-gram at https://tinyurl.com/yb2ad9y5 shows that wilderness has apparently always been more common, and by a large margin.

  37. Every one a work of art by nature and you!

  38. Wonderful images. These tell me a story, and they illustrate again your ability to β€œsee” the world.

  39. Another beautiful post of Yosemite. Love seeing it through your eyes. The reflection in day’s end is gorgeous.

  40. To walk among mountains is a beautiful experience that your photos have captured so well.

  41. Beautiful photos and beautiful landscape.

  42. Reblogged this on Mihran-Kalaydjian Real Talk and commented:
    Simply beautiful – now other words!!!

  43. Love your photos – Yosemite is my favourite place to be and it always instills a sense of calm.

  44. morning hikers and the quiet view are two of my favorite images, Jane. Great pictures. I suppose it’s a DSLR!

  45. My second home. I climbed the big walls in Yosemite.

    Thank you for the wonderful images and memories.

    • Hi Russ, I am impressed! I am mesmerized by the climbers there. We missed the famous free climber by a couple of days. Happy you enjoyed these images – I did a post on the more iconic scenes two weeks ago that you would enjoy. Thanks so much!

  46. This is a THRILLING post, Jane. I hesitated over ‘awesome’ because the term is so devalued now, but this is truly awesome! There is just something so absorbing about these landscapes, which makes you forget all everyday worries. I love your quotations. A lovely way to start my day. Thank you.

  47. Iconic spaces that have figured prominently all my life. Gorgeous Jane.

  48. Lovely contemplative stillness amid the Grandeur. Regards Thom

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