We had such a good time on our first trip to Yosemite... We decided to take another trip a month later while the rivers and waterfalls are still roaring.
Andrew's mother was over visiting at the time and this was a great opportunity to do some sightseeing while she was here. She seemed to have a good time, despite (or perhaps due to) the fact that we did not see any bears this trip.
This first shot is of some of the local wildlife we saw on the way to Vernal Falls. The hike up to Vernal Falls is significant, but well worthwhile. Perhaps next time we will continue on to Nevada Falls.
The second photo is of the river roaring along downstream of Vernal Falls
Thirdly we have a nice long exposure shot of Vernal Falls and the mist trail. This combines the flowing effect of the long exposure with a mist effect from the spray... You can see how the mist trail got its name.
Finally a shot of Yosemite Falls from the valley floor. These falls come in 5th in the list of the world's tallest waterfalls.
Overall that weekend we took well over 600 photographs. You can find another 70 of the best in our photo album