Photographing Yosemite

Archive for June 10, 2009

Yosemite Waterfalls June 1 – 5, 2009

An incredible week shooting all the waterfalls (and then some) in the valley. Although we concentrated on waterfalls, we also did night shooting, sunset shooting and twice went to Glacier Point. The weather was very unsettled which made for great photo opportunities.

The crowning excursion had to be the hike up the Yosemite Falls trail to get the moonbow from a vantage point few have ever photographed.

Upper Yosemite Fall

Upper Yosemite Fall

It was a hard hike up that trail with full packs of photo gear, food and water. Thank goodness there was a creek that enabled us to fill our containers.

Falling water from Upper Yosemite Fall.

Falling water from Upper Yosemite Fall.

Monday, June 1

We started on June 1 shooting Lower Yosemite Fall from the trail. The waterfall spray and crowds were too oppressive to shoot from the landing.

Timed exposure of Lower Yosemite Fall

Timed exposure of Lower Yosemite Fall

Then, it was on to lunch. Afterward we noticed the clouds were looking pretty good, so we headed up to Tunnel View to shoot clouds. (more…)


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