Posts under ‘Photography’

Visions of Half Dome

Wow, it’s been a week since I’ve been able to blog.  OK, maybe not able, but maybe in the zone to blog. But a night spent in the hot tub on a cold windy night will tend to relax oneself.  I think it’s the first time we used it this year so we need to […]

Valley View

Took almost a whole week off from blogging, its been a little crazy as I had to get ready for a shoot this past weekend and still recovering. Jumping back into it, I wanted to revisit Gates of the Valley aka Valley View at least one more time. Maybe I saved the best for last, […]

Gates of the Valley

More from Yosemite tonight. This will be a short post probably.  I meant to talk about this in my last Blog post, but got sidetracked. Typically when we travel to some place new, we’ll pick up one of those travel books about the place.  Which one typically isn’t important as we’ve tried all different kinds […]

Destination Yosemite

Upon leaving Mono Lake we made a bee-line to Yosemite National Park, the grand jewel of the National Park Service.  I might not have thought of that before visiting, but I truly believe it now. Yosemite is hands down on my top 5 places on earth.  McNeil River Sanctuary would certainly rank up there as […]

Farewell to Mono Lake

Besides the 60 seconds of decent light, Mono Lake was more of a study of shadows and light. Part of the beauty of digital cameras is the ability to switch the LCD output to black and white (B/W) so that you can evaluate your concept for a photograph beyond the visualization in your head. Of […]

A Morning at Mono Lake

Consider this part II of the Mono Lake extravaganza.  After spending the night in the car in the parking lot, it was time to be up for sunrise all bright-eyed and bushy tail. While I hardly slept at all, it was pretty easy to be wide awake with a quick opening of the door to […]

A Night at Mono Lake

So after rejoicing in the fact that I survived the trip to Bonsai Rock, we headed off to Mono Lake where we were going to spend the night and wait for sunrise.  Mono Lake is situated in the high Sierras on the eastern side of California. Mono Lake Basin is situated at an elevation of […]

In Search of Bonsai Rock

So the plan for day 2 was to end up at Lake Tahoe for sunset.  I had come across some photos online of a pretty cool rock formation on the eastern shore of the lake that would be a pretty nice foreground subject. It was named as Bonsai Rock because of the small tree with […]