Little Tree Alone - Yosemite National Park
Old Friends - Yosemite National Park
My Favorite Tree - Yosemite National Park
Bridalveil Fall in Winter
Field of Snow - Yosemite National Park
Firefall - Yosemite National Park
Little Tree Alone - Yosemite National ParkBeing in Yosemite while it’s snowing is less frequent than you think. My availability to travel has to match the weather forecast. The forecast can also change day to day from snowing to sunny. This time I happened to get to the Valley at the perfect time. It was snowing but not very cold. Normally, this tree isn’t even noticeable because it blends in with the background. This day, the snow in the air made this tree pop out from the background. I like it because of the scale of the tree from the larger trees and the granite cliff. The depth shows it isolation in the middle of the meadow.
Old Friends - Yosemite National ParkThis beautiful stand of aspens in Ahwahnee Meadow cries out to be photographed. I would pass by this during my numerous visits trying to find a good backdrop. This day turned out to be great. It was snowing which gave the cliff face a muted ghostly look and allowed the aspens to separate themselves from the background.
My Favorite Tree - Yosemite National ParkThis big tree is my favorite in Yosemite. Its broadness and many branches says to me that it is proud to be a tree. Standing next to his skinny neighbor accentuates it. If you can tell, it was snowing which gives this image extra grit.
Bridalveil Fall in WinterI had to take this image from inside my car. The sun was right above the falls and was illuminating the trees. But, it was causing haziness and flare on my lens. I took it from my car so the roof would block out the sun.
Field of Snow - Yosemite National ParkSentinel Meadow usually is trampled by visitors. This little creek usually isn't there, but it created a moat and kept the clearing free of footsteps.
Firefall - Yosemite National ParkHorsetail Falls is a seasonal waterfall on El Capitan. There has to be enough snowfall so that it flows which doesn't happen every year. When it's flowing, for two weeks in February, the sun during sunset lights up Horsetail Falls and gives it ths glow.
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