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Created 8-Jun-17
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Yosemite National Park is one of the world's most beautiful places. Yosemite Valley is simply a dreamworld-- a 7 mile valley of granite walls that soar and waterfalls that roar. Deer, black bear, and squirrels; ravens and rock climbers; hikers, photographers and tourists all frolic under quick moving clouds and dancing rainbows, side by side with the rushing waters of the Merced River.
Some see Yosemite as 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... I see it as an opportunity to walk 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 so rewarding for me. Especially considering that all of the experiences were new to me. So in that way, these images-- while coming from a well photographed location--are unique moments in time, light and space. And I hope they touch on something universal.
Looking back at the three trips that I made to 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-- Sequoia NP, Kings Canyon NP, Death Valley NP, Bishop and the Sonoma Coast. I hope you enjoy this gallery of California love.

Aloha, Lee

Dreamworld (Yosemite)

Dreamworld (Yosemite)

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

Moonbow and Yosemite Falls

Moonbow and Yosemite Falls

Fly the Flag

Fly the Flag

One More Look Before We Say Goodbye

One More Look Before We Say Goodbye

Afternoon in Yosemite Valley

Afternoon in Yosemite Valley

Merced Flow Slow in the Fall

Merced Flow Slow in the Fall

The Grizzly Giant

The Grizzly Giant

Fall in Yosemite

Fall in Yosemite

Hang in There

Hang in There

Pastels and Granite

Pastels and Granite

Half Dome at Olmsted Point

Half Dome at Olmsted Point

Half Dome at Olmstead Point (part 2)

Half Dome at Olmstead Point (part 2)

Half Dome and the Last Light of Day

Half Dome and the Last Light of Day

Starry Night and Yosemite Flow

Starry Night and Yosemite Flow

A Moment of Zen

A Moment of Zen

Rainy Day in Merced Grove

Rainy Day in Merced Grove

Half Dome Centering Iconic Tunnel View

Half Dome Centering Iconic Tunnel View

Clouds Clear (Things Change)

Clouds Clear (Things Change)

Sublime

Sublime

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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