Yosemite National Park (Day 4)

The weather for our fourth day in Yosemite National Park wasn’t very conducive to photography so I decided to leave a bit early and try to capture some of the scenery on Highway 41 while leaving the park.

I did however take a few final snaps of Yosemite (including the nefarious tree below; I’ve never been able to create a photo that matches my mind’s eye and that’s extremely frustrating for me).

I was also able to get a photo of a rainbow at the base of Upper Yosemite Falls. Continue reading Yosemite National Park (Day 4)

Yosemite National Park (Day 3)

The third day in Yosemite National Park was the “money day” of our trip.

Nature photography is often about being in the right place at the right time and day 3 proved that rule.

There were five or six inches of snowfall overnight and although the snow started to melt with the rising sun, for a few morning hours, Yosemite was a winter wonderland.

Later in the day I was also blessed by the appearance of more deer and a coyote! Continue reading Yosemite National Park (Day 3)

Yosemite National Park (Day 2)

This second day of our Yosemite National Park trip was plagued by intermittent rain.

Although it was quite cold, it wasn’t cold enough to snow. That being said, the storm did bring some nice cloud cover–which is always a treat in the Yosemite Valley. The wildlife was also out and about and I was able to capture some “wildlife in the wild” shots!

But overall, for most of the day, the weather was pretty miserable and I think that my photography reflects that feeling. Continue reading Yosemite National Park (Day 2)

Yosemite National Park (Day 1)

We arrived in Yosemite National Park on a cold and rainy day with a storm clouds wreathing the valley summits from El Capitan to Half Dome.

Upper Yosemite Falls wasn’t often visible and the top of the lower falls was also frequently hidden in the mists. Since I didn’t have any serious photography missions planned for the last few hours of that first day, I was satisfied with becoming reacquainted with Yosemite–the place I love so much.

Here are just a few photos to illustrate the weather on Day 1. Stay tuned to this blog; I’ll post many more photos from this trip at a later date. Continue reading Yosemite National Park (Day 1)

Publication: Yosemite Photograph in Nikon Calendar

In June of 2007 I received an e-mail from Nikon asking if I would sell the rights to one of my Yosemite photographs (single use). The image in question was titled “Spring Flood” was a photograph that I had recently entered in the Nikon Photo Contest International. Naturally I was pretty stoked about this news. That being said, it’s been really hard to keep quiet about this news for all of these many months. Continue reading Publication: Yosemite Photograph in Nikon Calendar

San Diego Wild Animal Park Roar & Snore Review

Nature photography is my passion and I really enjoy visiting the San Diego Wild Animal Park. I’m even a member of the Zoological Society of San Diego. Vanessa thought it would be a neat idea to spend the night at the Wild Animal Park, so for her birthday, I booked us on a Sunday night “Roar & Snore Sleepover” at the zoo. Although I captured a few nice photos during our visit, I wanted to share an overview of what happened on the sleep over as a cautionary tale to other photographers who may be considering booking a Roar & Snore Sleepover. Continue reading San Diego Wild Animal Park Roar & Snore Review