Tagged with: ‘landscape photography’

Yosemite National Park is one of the most amazing places to photograph. I have spent many days walking around this park with my camera and I always come away with stunning images.

Summer is the most popular time of the year in the park but I prefer to photograph in spring, winter and fall.

Here are a few of my favorite photographs (there were too many to post in one blog post so check back to see part 2 and part 3…..probably part 4 and 5 too)

One of the most famous views in Yosemite is Tunnel View (made famous by Ansel Adams)

yosemite tunnel view Yosemite Photography | One of my Favorite National Parks to Photograph

The Merced River flows through Yosemite Valley and it has many different looks depending on when you are there. Here is the river during a spring flood.

yosemite merced river spring Yosemite Photography | One of my Favorite National Parks to Photograph

Here is the river during the fall. The orange and yellow hues were caused by a major wildfire burning just outside of the park. The sun was trying to break through the thick smoke which turned everything bright yellow and orange (I have a photo taken at sunrise on this smokey day that I will share in my next Yosemite blog post).

yosemite merced river autumn Yosemite Photography | One of my Favorite National Parks to Photograph

And here is the river in winter taken from the same place as the photo above (just zoomed in a bit).

yosemite merced river winter Yosemite Photography | One of my Favorite National Parks to Photograph

Winter mornings in Yosemite are amazing! Here is a shot of El Capitan with early morning fog.

yosemite el capitan fog Yosemite Photography | One of my Favorite National Parks to Photograph

Here is a wide angle from the same location. I took this on my Fuji G617 panorama film camera. There was no guessing with this camera…..you only got 4 shots with a roll of 120 film (I used Fuji Velvia 50 slide film) so you had to make them count.

yosemite valley view snow Yosemite Photography | One of my Favorite National Parks to Photograph

This photo scared me a bit. I was photographing this deer with a 100-300mm lens. He was walking around the park eating and minding his own business. He kept getting closer and finally I was only at 100mm and this is as wide as I could get. He looked and stared at me for about 15 seconds. We were pretty close to each other and I kept picturing one of those antlers coming at me………..I never enlarged this photo but I would like to make a big print someday.

yosemite deer Yosemite Photography | One of my Favorite National Parks to Photograph

I have a few other landscape photography posts on my blog. Here is one from Lake Tahoe.

These were up on my old blog but did not get transferred when I moved everything over.

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area was amazing. I have lived in many different areas including Lake Tahoe, Southern California, Las Vegas and Pennsylvania but nothing can compare to Northern CA.

Here are a few of my favorite images taken between San Francisco and Big Sur (All images except the black and white Golden Gate Bridge image were photographed using an old Pentax 67 film camera with Fuji Velvia 50 slide film).

These first images were taken from the Marin Headlands on the north side of the bridge. The night shots were 2 minute exposures. It took about 20 tries at each location because it was tough to do a 2 minute exposure without having wind gusts………..it was frustrating but expected.

golden gate bridge sunset San Francisco | California Coast Photos | Big Sur | Monterey

golden gate bridge ca San Francisco | California Coast Photos | Big Sur | Monterey

golden gate bridge san francisco San Francisco | California Coast Photos | Big Sur | Monterey

This San Francisco skyline photo was taken from Treasure Island.

san francisco skyline ca San Francisco | California Coast Photos | Big Sur | Monterey

Here are a few of my favorite images taken along Highway 1 near Big Sur.

big sur california coast San Francisco | California Coast Photos | Big Sur | Monterey

big sur coastline ca San Francisco | California Coast Photos | Big Sur | Monterey

ca coast ocean San Francisco | California Coast Photos | Big Sur | Monterey

california coastline big sur San Francisco | California Coast Photos | Big Sur | Monterey

This last one is my personal favorite of the Big Sur area.

big sur ca coast blue water San Francisco | California Coast Photos | Big Sur | Monterey