Changes

I shot this photo recently in Yosemite National Park as I was wrapping up with a sunrise. Sunrise is my favorite time of day to photograph Yosemite Valley for several reasons. The most obvious is there are few people out and about at that hour but more importantly there is this persistent ground fog in …

Yosemite December Storm

Last month I went to Yosemite in order to try timing for a late fall snowstorm. I ended up catching the storm part of it while getting very wet in the process. These transitional seasons are most interesting to me as there is a wide variety of color contrasts that can be photographed. Also, having …

Favorite Photos From 2015

Well it’s that time of year for Jim Goldstein’s annual “Your Best Photos” blog project again. This is a fun exercise in reviewing the past year and looking back at previous years to see how our work has evolved. In case you’re curious, here are my entries from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. In …

My Most Unique Photo of Yosemite Yet

I’ve never pushed myself so hard for a photo shoot. After countless hours researching one of my favorite photo locations on Google, Facebook, Flickr and Instagram and then tracking down the almost exact location through shared camera GPS data I drove 3 1/2 hours to capture this amazing Yosemite view that is destined to be a centerpiece …

Yosemite Falls and Merced River

My initial sunrise destination was Tunnel View but too much chatter about early-80’s George Brett at 6 a.m. left me driving off to Swinging Bridge in search of less talk and more photography. I lucked out as I got to enjoy this sunrise to myself before a few photographers came later on after the brief light show …

Spring Snowstorm in Yosemite

I went to Yosemite this past weekend with my friend, John, in hopes of photographing Yosemite Valley in fresh snow. A 100% chance of rain was predicted for most of the day on Saturday with snow forecasted over the evening and morning hours. It didn’t quite work out that way as it didn’t rain at …

Tuolumne Meadows

Samantha is a 4th year pharmacy student so it’s a bit of a challenge to make plans but we found some time to go camping during this Labor Day weekend. She had never been camping before and had been talking about it for a while so I decided that we would camp in the Eastern …

Yosemite Photos Gallery

I’ve been pretty busy as of late catching up on processing / keywording images, updating the site and handling the business side of things. Though I’ve still got a lot of work to do, I’m glad to announce the gallery of Yosemite pictures that I took in October.

Interpreting Yosemite

The problem with photogenic locations like Yosemite National Park is that while you can pretty much point your camera in any direction and get a decent image, is that there are so many similar images out there already. The challenge for a serious photographer is not come away with just pretty pictures but unique photos …