I had the chance to go to Yosemite National Park a few weeks ago. If you’ve never had the chance to go, I highly recommend it. It is filled with so much history, so much significance, so much beauty. It’s one of those places you go to and are constantly in awe of the natural beauty surrounding you.
There are a lot of recognizable locations in Yosemite. Many of them are recognizable because of Ansel Adams and his work (and if you go, visit the Ansel Adams gallery in Yosemite Valley!). Half dome is probably the most familiar to tourists…. Here’s a shot of Half Dome I took from the peak of Glacier Peak.
It really is so majestic. What is even cooler is that my husband and 3 of his friends actually CLIMBED this big rock back in June! Crazy, right? It took them ELEVEN hours to hike to the base, to go up, and then to hike back out. After seeing pictures of what it took for him to get up to the top, I’m just glad that I didn’t know how hard it would be before he did it or I would have been much more worried about him than I already was.
Yosemite is also a photographer’s dream – everywhere you look there is something to shoot! No wonder Ansel Adams decided it would just be easier to live in Yosemite Valley all year long so he’d never miss a shot.
I will share many more shots that I took in the weeks to come. For now, I wanted to share this one of my two favorite people. This was at Glacier Peak after the sun set – how lucky were we to be there to see the full moon rising over beautiful Yosemite Valley?
And this shot is a testament to having a camera with high ISO capability…. This shot was taken well after the sun had set with very little light at ISO 6400. Sure, there is way more noise than I would ever settle for in a family portrait, but not enough to ruin this awesome moment!