A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I traveled to a location that I've always wanted to photograph . . . Yosemite. I must tell you, it did not disappoint. We stayed in a little B&B called "Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn". It's located in El Portal, just a few minutes outside the west entrance of the park. The proprietors, Liz and Ron, are a wonderful couple that really go out of their way to make you feel at home. I highly recommend this B&B if you're traveling without kids and want a nice, relaxing place to stay.
Our first full day there was on a Saturday. My wife and I decided to use that day to drive around (our rental car and the shuttle) and get a feel for the layout of the park. I wanted to know how long it took to get from certain locations to another. Later, this would help me get to where I wanted to be, when I wanted to be there. We're always chasing that light you know.
Here is a sample set of the shots I brought back from Yosemite:
|Tunnel View: El Capitan is on the left and Bridalveil Falls is on the right|
|El Capitan as seen from Valley View|
|Upper Yosemite Falls|
|Small rapids east of the Pohono Bridge|
|This is an Anna's Hummingbird I photographed while having breakfast at the B&B|
There is no shortage of opportunities for photographs in the park. When getting around, I'd recommend that you don't just stick to using the shuttle. While convenient in the valley, the shuttle's range will not take you to many of the park's wonders. That will require a car and/or hiking. I spent a week there and only scratched the surface. I can already see many more trips there in the future.
For more photographs of Yosemite, please visit my "Yosemite National Park" galleries.
I hope you enjoyed these images–maybe they inspired you to visit Yosemite!
Learn more about Scott and view his wonderful images at his website: Scott Flaherty Photography
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