Standing in the footprints of Ansel Adams

Just a quick post tonight.  It’s tough getting back form a trip and getting back in that writing groove, so I figure a quick one to get over the hump.  It’s all down hill from here right?

Anyways, spent last week wandering over the left coast.  Had some airline vouchers that had to be used up by the end of January on Southwest (Southwest rocks btw!!).  Combine that with a huge sale and San Francisco area here we come.

We spent a couple nights camping along the coast just south of Point Reyes National Seashore in Mt. Tamalpais State Park.  The campsite we were at was called Steep Ravine.  All I can say is wow, it is something to wake up everyday with that view.  Awesome.

We spent a couple days foraying into Point Reyes to check out the wildlife as well as time in Muir Woods hobnobbing with the giant Coastal Redwood Trees.

We then made the journey up to Mono Lake to check out the Tufa formations.  I can say it was the warmest 9 degrees I ever had the pleasure of standing out in, I guess it was a dry cold.  We made a pit stop at lake Tahoe for sunset and this will be a story all in itself, as it was another of those times where I had to question my sanity.

Anyway, from there we rolled down to Yosemite, hence the BLOG title today.  Yosemite in the winter I think is now on my top 5 places of favorite places.  Simply amazing doesn’t even describe it well enough. Visiting the Ansel Adams’ gallery inside of Yosemite was very inspiring to say the least.

My goal over the next few weeks will be to fuel the BLOG with at least one picture from each day of the trip, (minus day 1 and day 8 since those were the flight travel days) although likely there will be more featuring all the various environments we visited in such a short time.

So lets roll out day 1 with one of my favorite shots.  This one a long exposure of an old beached fishing boat aptly named “Point Reyes.”  The boat, which made a great subject, is located near the town of Inverness, California.

After watching the sunset off of the coast near the Tule Elk Preserve we stopped by here after dark to grab some star trail shots.  You can see two commercial airliners flying by as well, but I still like it.  I hope you enjoy, and I hope to be more regular with the postings.  I’ve got 2200 photos to sort through!!

Canon 5d Mk II, ISO 400, Canon 16-35L MkII @ 16 mm, f8, 1347 sec

28 Responses to “Standing in the footprints of Ansel Adams”

  1. Oh just for the record, I’m not comparing myself to Ansel Adams in any way, just merely that I got to stand where he stood and gaze upon the majestic beauty that is Yosemite National Park.

  2. Amy says:

    Babe, you’re standing in the footprints of Ansel Adams in more way than one. Your work is amazing.

  3. Carole says:

    I’ve always had a fond spot for long exposures. Great job! Reminds me of some of my mother’s experiments.

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