Friday, May 26, 2006
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Our first trip to Yosemite - day 2
The second photo is a shot of the Merced River downstream of Yosemite Valley. This demonstrates the enormous power this river has at this time of year.
Finally a signature shot of Yosemite... Half-Dome from Yosemite Valley. I don't think that photographs really do this landmark justice... It just towers over the valley.
More photos in our photo gallery.
Our first trip to Yosemite - day 1
We've both been fans of waterfalls and flowing water for quite some time, so we took plenty of pictures (well over 600 in the weekend). These 4 pictures represent just a few moments from our first day.
I used this opportunity to expand my lens collection with the Canon 75-300 IS and Canon 10-22 EFS lenses... all the photos here were taken with those lenses.
The first photograph is a long exposure shot taken with the 75-300 from Cascade Creek on the way in to Yosemite Valley.
The second shot was another long exposure shot taken from Valley view in Yosemite Valley itself. You can see Bridal Veil Falls across the river.
The third shot is a short exposure close up of Bridal Veil Falls. As you approach the falls at this time of year, the mist beneath the falls turns into a heavy downpour, covering the path with a river of water.
Finally a close-up shot of Half-Dome from near Mirror Lake, with the moon slowly rising above the cliff face.
More photos at http://picasaweb.google.com/andrewmitchell1975/YosemiteMay2006
Monday, May 01, 2006
Spring is here
We are definitely looking forward to warmer weather after 2 successive winters (we moved to USA in the middle of the Australian Spring).
The photographs shown here were taken at the end of April as we toured the hills to the west of Silicon Valley toward the Pacific. It was a cool, misty-foggy day and felt like it had been raining nonstop for months... Which I guess in the hills to some extent is true. Down in Silicon Valley itself at the same time it was a hot day with blazing sunshine... An amazing contrast for just a few km away.