Yosemite National Park II


β€œThe great rocks of Yosemite, expressing qualities of timeless yet intimate grandeur, are the most compelling formations of their kind. We should not casually pass them by, for they are the very heart of the earth speaking to us.” 

~Ansel Adams

 

Landscape Photography, Yosemite National Park, Half Dome, Nature, California, Fujifilm X-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max

Half Dome Grandeur

 

Landscape Photography, Yosemite National Park, Half Dome, Nature, California, Fujifilm X-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max

Morning Light, Cathedral Rocks

 

Landscape Photography, Yosemite National Park, Half Dome, Nature, California, Fujifilm X-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max

Shadows, El Capitan

 

Landscape Photography, Yosemite National Park, Half Dome, Nature, California, Fujifilm X-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max

Up Close, Half Dome

 

Landscape Photography, Yosemite National Park, Half Dome, Nature, California, Fujifilm X-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max

Morning Peace

 

Landscape Photography, Yosemite National Park, Half Dome, Nature, California, Fujifilm X-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max

Rock Face and Trees

 

Landscape Photography, Yosemite National Park, Half Dome, Nature, California, Fujifilm X-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max

Ponderosa Pine

 

Landscape Photography, Yosemite National Park, Half Dome, Nature, California, Fujifilm X-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max

Yosemite “Falls”

 

Landscape Photography, Yosemite National Park, Half Dome, Nature, California, Fujifilm X-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max

Nature Bath

 

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85 comments

  1. You’ve done a wonderful job with your compositions both in color and B&W. I like how you utilized the tree shadows as leading lines in ‘Shadows, El Capitan’. The isolated reflection in ‘Nature Bath’ is an inviting composition too! Great job Jane.

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  2. So lovely to catch these iconic favorites without the smothering crowds. I’m impressed that you managed to make these well known images look all fresh and beautiful. If I must pick a favorite, it would be Rock Face and Trees… The shapes and textures come alive in that one. πŸ’ž

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    • Thank you, Gunta. The crowds were gone, thankfully. It was quite peaceful and we were often alone on our hikes. I do love the rock faces with their textures and trees, and sometimes a climber or two which are almost impossible to see. Glad you enjoyed! πŸ™‚

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  3. You set a high bar by opening with an Ansel Adams quote and then showing a Yosemite image but you achieved the goal. The first black and white is beautifully done. I like the way the tall, straight evergreens reach up toward the rock in the center. ‘Morning Light’ has all of the grandeur Yosemite is known for. ‘Shadows’ takes a completely different approach and succeeds. I like the way the shadows, trees, and rock are all moving upward together in the frame. The quiet colors and textures on the rock in ‘Half Dome’ are so carefully shown – that’s a beauty! In ‘Morning Peace’ I feel like I’m being shown a more private, intimate space, which is a nice counterpart to the grand vistas. The rock face with all the “tiny” trees on it reminds me of something similar I saw (and tried to photograph!) at Zion. The Ponderosa pine bark photo just frustrates me, Jane, because I want to smell that fragrance! πŸ˜‰ (It’s nicely paired with the cool rock above it). And a nature bath instead of a forest bath, yes! That crystal-clear water certainly is tempting! Great set, Jane, you must be pleased with these. They bring out the aspects of the park that must have moved people to preserve it – magnificent, varied scenery with no signs of humans around. πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Lynn, Yeah, I guess I did set the bar high… I can’t help but have Ansel in my head when I’m there…often seeing scenes in black and white with their contrasts and shadows. And embracing the magnificent colors at the same time. I’d say it’s rather overwhelming! We lucked out with very few humans mucking up our time. πŸ™‚ Your reaction to the individual images makes my day– thank you very much!

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  4. You bring this place alive with your photos, Jane. One of my favorites in this series is the one you have of the: Morning Light, Cathedral Rocks. The Cathedral Rocks I read when I was young, but it was just a description with no photo so forever I had an image in mind… your photo is as close to this image in my mind as I’ve ever seen. Beautiful.

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  5. Truly magnificent view. It is so captivating.

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  6. Astonishing photos from an astonishing wildlife park.πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

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  7. Outstanding images in both of these Yosemite series Jane πŸ‘πŸ»

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  8. You’ve really done this majestic landscape justice, especially in your monochrome shots – just wonderful!

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  9. There is just one word – “Wow”

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  10. Such iconic shots of Yosemite, Jane! The B&Ws are so reminiscent of Ansel Adam’s style!

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  11. Wonderful images. I spent much of my youth in the Valley, climbing El Cap, Half Dome, and other Yosemite big walls. Thank you for the memories.

    Russ

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    • Hi Russ, Oh, I envy your bravery and it’s wonderful that you’ve experienced Yosemite as a climber. I am fascinated by all the climbers up there and love to watch when I can lay eyes on them. Happy these brought back good memories– thanks so much! πŸ™‚

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  12. β€œThey are the very heart of the earth speaking to us”. Bravo!! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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  13. These are absolutely glorious. Yosemite is glorious, and you’ve captured it in all its grandeur. I love that quote from Ansel Adams, and your b&w pics remind me very much of his, especially Half Dome Grandeur, and Morning Peace. Beautiful.
    Alison

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  14. A very nice series. Texture everywhere. It’s nice to know that you took so many photos that we get a second run at what you saw there. Do get a third?

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  15. Beautiful images and reminders of the amazing wonders of nature and our National Parks. Thanks Jane.

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  16. Great granite! Reflections and black and white. The earth’s skulls and how I love bark. Thank you.

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  17. Absolutely spectacular, Jane! thank you for sharing these glorious views.

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  18. awesome. πŸ’– the ponderosa pine textures.

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  19. You captured Yosemite’s wonder – and it remains a place I have yet to visit. Well done, Jane!

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  20. Great set! Feels a bit like the Pyrenees.. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Brings back memories. We also stayed in the valley. Morning light is a fab shot, and Yosemite just cries out to be photographed in black and white as per AA.

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    • So glad you’ve been Jude, and that these brought back good memories. I do “see” in black and white when I’m there. And the autumn colors were starting to give a nice glow. Thanks so much. 😊

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  22. Lovely and stunning photography Jane. Maybe you should become a photographer 😁

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  23. Top Image, Jane. Your handwriting is unique πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  24. Awesome shots of this well known National Park. The half dome of El Capitan is realy impressive to see as well as the whole surrounding.
    Your pictures of this often crowded place look so peaceful πŸ˜‰

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  25. These bring back so many memories from when I was there. Sadly I was only there a very short time. You got so many more great images Jane. Love them.

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    • Hi Leanne, Pleased you enjoyed these shots and that they brought back good memories. It’s an overwhelming place – after several trips, I am finding it a bit easier to settle in for photos and we lucked out with few people at this time of year. Thank you very much- great to hear from you. πŸ™‚

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  26. I so love Yosemite. It was the highlight of our California road trip 50 years ago. I seem to remember there was a waterfall there? Is it gone?
    Thanks for the trip back Jane.
    Hope all is well?

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  27. Just magnificent photos! Always wondering where you have to position yourself with camera in hand!

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  28. So worth to see these awesome mountains , gorgeous nature to view πŸŒ·πŸ™β™₯️🌷

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  29. Great shots Jane,boy is the water level ever low! I bet all the falls have stopped falling?

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  30. Wow. You did great by an oft-photographed area, a wonderful fresh album.

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  31. Grandeur, indeed. These are mighty mountains! Loved the bark close-up, a universe in and of itself. A pleasure, as always, Jane! x

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