Pictures of Yosemite

These shots are from a trip to Yosemite National Park in April 2002.  These are all scans from prints.

I woke up early one morning and walked across the street to the falls (we were staying in one of the Lodge cabins) and I got some nice time exposure shots of Lower Yosemite Falls which at that point was all that was visible. It's magical to be alone at Yosemite falls. In this case it was 6:00am but it's also worth wandering out at night or during the winter (if there's any moon you can see the falls very well at night.).

From the viewing location at Bridalveil falls there was so much water you couldn't see the falls as such, so I turned around and took a picture of one of the resulting rainbows.

We hiked past Mirror Lake which is a nice enough hike. The lake can sometimes be very still and you get amazing reflections of the cliffs and trees and such, but in our case it had a little too much water flowing through it to get the full effect.

We got to spend about an hour in a meadow with a 4 year old, 175 pound bear (tagged and radio collared), a ranger, and a bunch of people who kept wanting the bear to "do something" until it wandered towards us, at which point they all ran for it! Be careful what you ask for. . .

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