Photographing Yosemite

Yosemite Weekend Workshop June 12 – 13.

Had a great workshop with 3 participants all from the Seattle area.

Thom and Steve Collins, father and son, from Seattle, and Mike Alberts also from the Seattle area for their first-ever visit to Yosemite!  What  a blast!  Did night shooting, hiked to Vernal Fall, went up to the high country, Tioga Pass and over to Mono Lake.

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(l to r) Mike Alberts, Steve Collins, Thom Collins, and myself near Mono Lake

Vernal Fall shot from the flat rock w/ an 18mm lens

Vernal Fall shot from the flat rock w/ an 18mm lens

Bears were everywhere...

Bears were everywhere...

Mike Alberts shooting Vernal Fall from the flat rock

Mike Alberts shooting Vernal Fall from the flat rock

Vernal Fall and people on the Mist Trail getting wet

Vernal Fall and people on the Mist Trail getting wet

Trudging up the incredibly challenging Lower Yosemite Fall trail.  (Shot my Steve Collins)

Trudging up the incredibly challenging Lower Yosemite Fall trail. (Shot my Steve Collins)

On Saturday we went to Tuolumne Meadows, Tioga Pass and Mono Lake

Old pine tree at Olmstead Point

Old pine tree at Olmstead Point

Clouds over Tuolumne Meadows

Clouds over Tuolumne Meadows

The clouds were incredible over Mono Lake

The clouds were incredible over Mono Lake

Clouds ove the White Mountains

Clouds ove the White Mountains

Steve Collins loses himself to the scene near Mono Lake

Steve Collins loses himself to the scene near Mono Lake

We had dinner at the Mobil Station in Lee Vining

We had dinner at the Mobil Station in Lee Vining

Half Dome with it's head in the clouds (Photo by Mike Alberts)

Half Dome with it's head in the clouds (Photo by Mike Alberts)

Upper Yosemite Fall (photo by Mike Alberts)

Upper Yosemite Fall (photo by Mike Alberts)

Rock face at 10,000 feet (photo by Mike Alberts)

Rock face at 10,000 feet (photo by Mike Alberts)

Some of the many cloud formations from Mono Lake (photo by Mike Alberts)

Some of the many cloud formations from Mono Lake (photo by Mike Alberts)

Sunset from Glacier Point with Yosemite Falls in the foreground (photo by Steve Collins)

Sunset from Glacier Point with Yosemite Falls in the foreground (photo by Steve Collins)

Busy shooting Vernal Fall from the big flat rock.  The wind coming off the waterfall was cold and relentless...

Busy shooting Vernal Fall from the big flat rock. The wind coming off the waterfall was cold and relentless... (photo by Tom Collins)

Nice shot of flowing water in the Merced River coming off Vernal Fall.  (photo by Tom Collins)

Nice shot of flowing water in the Merced River coming off Vernal Fall. (photo by Tom Collins)

Spectacular shot of water spraying off rocks from Vernal Fall (photo by Tom Collins)

Spectacular shot of water spraying off rocks from Vernal Fall (photo by Tom Collins)

Rainbow near Mono Lake. Tom Collins was the only one who got this good a shot of the few moments the rainbow appeared. (photo by Tom Collins)

Rainbow near Mono Lake. Tom Collins was the only one who got this good a shot of the few moments the rainbow appeared. (photo by Tom Collins)

Night shot of El Capitan with star tracks.  the light dot on El Cap is the bivy lights from a climber. (photo by Tom Collins)

Night shot of El Capitan with star tracks. the light dot on El Cap is the bivy lights from a climber. (photo by Tom Collins)

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One response

  1. vs

    Magnificent photos again Mr. Hawkins.

    It is always so difficult to pick a favourite but I am leaning towards the ” Old pine tree at Olmstead Point”
    this glorious old tree looks as though it has been there forever full of wisdom and the ever changing seasons weathered beneath the bark of the old gnarled trunk.

    I am really disappointed your next workshop has been cancelled as viewing the few photographs of your workshops make me feel like yosemite is the most peaceful yet secret place on this earth.

    A long long way from here …..

    July 27, 2009 at 3:33 am

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