Created 8-Jun-17
21 photos

Yosemite is one of the world's most beautiful places. Yosemite Valley is simply a dreamworld-- a 7 mile long valley of granite walls that soar and waterfalls that roar. Deer, black bear, squirrels; ravens and rock climbers; hikers, photographers and tourists all frolic under quick clouds and dancing rainbows, side by side with the rushing waters of the Merced River.
In many ways Yosemite is a copy cat park. Lines of photographers and tripods are set up at the iconic locations of Valley View, Tunnel View, Swinging Bridge, El Capitan Meadow, the Mist Trail, etc... It's kinda like walking in the footsteps of the giants-- Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell, et al...-- while bumping into your peers along the way. It's a beautiful walk and one that was oh so rewarding. Especially considering all of the experiences were new to me. So in that way, these images are little unique moments in time, light and space. And I hope they touch on something universal.
Looking back at the eight or nine days that I spent in the valley, I see now that the journey was a magnificent chance to refine my craft along the well worn Yosemite path. I am so happy I did.

I've also added a few photographs from California public lands that I encountered along the way. I hope you enjoy this gallery full of California love.

Aloha, Lee

Dreamworld (Yosemite)

Dreamworld (Yosemite)

Liberty Cap and Nevada Falls

Liberty Cap and Nevada Falls

Walking the Valley Floor

Walking the Valley Floor

Moonbow Chasing

Moonbow Chasing

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

The Bridal Veil

The Bridal Veil

Fly the Flag

Fly the Flag

Clouds Clear (Things Change)

Clouds Clear (Things Change)

A Moment of Zen

A Moment of Zen

Starry Night and Yosemite Flow

Starry Night and Yosemite Flow

Rainy Day in Merced Grove

Rainy Day in Merced Grove

On the Way to El Capitan

On the Way to El Capitan

Sun Rays in the Mist of Grizzly Falls

Sun Rays in the Mist of Grizzly Falls

Sequoia Sunstar

Sequoia Sunstar

Sublime

Sublime

Zumwalt Meadow

Zumwalt Meadow

A Walk in the Alabama Hills

A Walk in the Alabama Hills

High Clouds

High Clouds

Waiting for a Western

Waiting for a Western

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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Landscapes
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Keywords:California, Lee Scott, Light Source Photography by Lee Scott, Travel Photography, US National Parks, Yosemite, Yosemite NP, Yosemite National Park, nature photography, outdoor photography