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Morning view at the Yosemite National Park. Couples miles always from The Valley.
I’d like to think that President Obama stood in this doorway with a cup of coffee, the paper, and possibly this robe, as he glanced upon the splendor of Yosemite National Park... This is the exact cabin that he and his family stayed in (and wore robes in). He’s the first president to visit the park while in office since JFK in 1962. On the wall of the cabin, there is a transcript of the speech he gave to a small group of people in the meadow by the cabin... He said: “It’s a park that captures the wonder of the world, that changes you by being here. There’s something sacred about this place. And I suppose that’s why the walls of this valley were referred to as cathedral walls, because here at Yosemite, we connect not just with our own spirit, but with something greater. It’s almost like the spirit of America itself is right here.”
Wish I could’ve gotten more shots of snow in my last trip to Yosems but oh well better luck next time :-) #february2018 #hopefully #yosemite #snow #nature #2018 #clouds #california #sierra #sunset #nationalparkgeek #yosemitenps #yosemitenation
Beauty err’where, ‘specially here. • 1.9.18 • #mostlyadventure #betterrugged
I’m not letting the cold weather stop me from exploring 🏔 What are you doing this winter?
El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite.
I recently began a Buddhist meditation class. One of the hard parts of being Michael is that my brain is a constant churn of thoughts and worries. It constantly demands new and exciting stimulation or distraction from boredom or unpleasantness. This makes being present very hard, especially on a Tuesday that feels like a Monday. I am hoping meditation can help me become less beholden to every thought. An analogy I learned is that of the waterfall, which represents all the mental and physical phenomena I experience. My brain's constant need to label, categorize, and moralize every sight, sound, touch, taste, smell, thought, emotion, etc. is the water that tumbles heedless over the cataract.  Normally we are "in the stream" falling over the falls with our thoughts and emotions. The goal of vipassana is to stand underneath and behind the waterfall, watching the stream of phenomena from a detached viewpoint. I am not there yet, but look forward to journey. So back to the grind with me. Meanwhile, let's all take a deep breath or two! #meditation #vipassana #yosemitenps #yosemite #nps #usinterior #bestmountainartists #outbound #naturegeek #mountainman #adventure #hikingadventures #wildernessculture #choosemountains #naturephotography #naturelovers #findyourpark #mypubliclands #optoutside #landscapephotography #pictureoftheday #photooftheday #instatravel #instagay #gaygeek #sharetodaysadventure #mothernature #picoftheday #bestnatureshot #rei1440project
Maybe after this week we’ll finally find winter in Yosemite. Who wants to explore a snow covered valley this year?
📷 @sampoole
Yosemite In Winter I had the honor to conduct a photography workshop in Yosemite during the Fire Falls display a couple years ago. We were rewarded with the best display in nearly a decade with over 220" of snow on the crest and lots of water going over the falls. The waterfalls echoed through the valley like a constant thunder as the clouds because to open up this particular morning. It definitely set the tone for a great weekend in Yosemite. The fire falls display will pick back up again in a few weeks as we head into February.. that is if the weather makes it possible. If you decide to make the trip expect long lines and lots of people. #yosemitevalley #california #yosemitenps #winterlandscapes #clouds #scenic #testedtough #photooftheday @yosemitenps #instagoodmyphoto
It was very cloudy and I had already stored my camera in the car as we were getting ready to leave, but when coming back from the Ansel Adams Gallery the different colors of the trees in contrast with the granite walls and the falls caught my attention, I really liked how all the different elements and colors came together so well, so I rushed back to the car to get my camera and capture the falls from this angle.⠀ ⌾ ⠀⠀ ⌾ ⠀⠀ ✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎⠀⠀ Prints available at http://maricelquesada.com/⠀⠀ ✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎⠀⠀ ⌾ ⠀⠀ ⌾ ⠀ #naturephoto #main_vision #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #rsa_rural #awesomeearth #nature_wizards #mefoto #instagood #keepitwild #keepexploring #nationalparks #chasingwaterfalls #yosemitefalls #waterfallsfordays #lifeofadventure #californialove #jj_california #californiadreaming #californiaholics #californiacoast #yosemitenps #nikonphotography #nikontop #worldclasslandscapephotographers #yosemiteconservancy #yosemitenation
I've gotten a lot of questions about the wood ash I used in my video. I took it from this pile where I burned cedar limbs, pine, oak, pine needles, leaves and other random debris. Nothing special about it. Just be sure it's dry and to pick out the charred bits. You're looking for the consistency of all purpose flour. -Jerry . . . . . #intmountainsurvival #IMS #survival #survivaltraining #survivalist #prepared #prepper #bushcraft #hike #hiking #hikingadventures #camping #camp #campfire #wilderness #wildernessculture #woodsman #woodcraft #edc #california #knowitbeforeyouneedit #fresno #sanfrancisco #yosemite #yosemitenps #knowledgeweighsnothing
As a a child I always wanted to go to Yosemite because of pictures I saw in a national geographic magazine (a magazine purchased from a yard sale). We didn't have much growing up but at the age of 9, I had a national geographic, scissors, glue, and a notebook. I remember cutting out pictures I loved, pictures I could not believe were real, and gluing them into my notebook. Eventually, I cut out many pictures and put them in a box and would pretend I was a photogrpaher who went out into the world and captured the photographs. At the age is 31, I finally found myself standing in Yosemite, surrounded by its beauty, thinking "how could this be real?" I wish I would have kept all of those magazine cut outs to see everywhere I thought I would never go and to actually capture the same photos for myself. Nature in itself is incredibly beautiful and I am so thankful to now have printed photographs of my own to keep in a box. . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #wildcalifonia #cali #yosemitenps #nationalparks #mountains #igerscalifornia #hello #optoutside #instagood #liveauthentic #igers #photooftheday #nationalgeographic #bestoftheday #travel #letsgosomewhere #stayandwander #adventureculture   #lifeofadventures #neverstopexploring #explore #bloggerstyle #navajo #trees #hiking #roadtrip #smile #happiness #livefolk
One of the things I most love about living in the west is the night sky. Every night I can see galaxies and shooting stars. The sky is dark enough to show all its secrets. ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Details of a setting (or rising?) sun over Yosemite Valley. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sunset #yosemite #galaxy #yosemitenationalpark #yosemite #yosemitenps #exploretocreate #mountainart #mountainlife #goldenhour #californiadreamin #explorecalifornia #kellysheridan
Better we raise our skill, then lower the climb. . . @Regranned from @bohemianjess - Not the hardest hike I’ve ever done but definitely a beautiful view from the edge of that rock😁 • • • • • • #lifeontheedge #yosemitenationalpark #yosemite #nps #adventure #outdoorslife #hike #womenwhohike #travel #explore #wanderer #saunter #yosemitenps #glacier #taft #view #hikemore #lovetheoutdoors #hikingadventures #outdoorwomen #roadtrip #alwaystraveling #switchbackchics
Tuolumne Meadoes. Yosemite NP Как оказалось, Сода Спрингс не такие выдающиеся горячие источники, как мы видели в парке Йеллоустоун, однако симпатичные. Но самым ценным подарком были прекрасные виды на горы и лесные поляны. И хотя стояла осень, трава была пожухлая, цвета блеклые, я не могла налюбоваться на местную красоту. Боюсь даже представить, как тут красиво поздней весной и ярким летом. Дорога обычно закрыта до мая и даже порой до начала июня, если снег не уходит, так что тот краткий миг, что Тайога пасс дает нам, нужно использовать. Мы погуляли по Туолумне Медоус в конце октября, в самом конце сезона. И снег тогда уже лежал.
was this just a week ago? even in the mist and rain #yosemitenps is unbelievably beautiful!⠀ ⠀ #lydiatravel
Photo Credit :- @audmarisohini - Mens det stormer ute, koser jeg meg med bilder fra arkivet. Her er et bilde av «Tolv apostler» fra Great Ocean Road 😊 . I hear the sounds of a storm outside, so spend the time looking at my archive. Here are «The twelve apostles» from Great Ocean Road 😊 ______________________________ 👍️Like 📝Comment 🙏Follow . #mypostforyou #justanotherdayinwa #thisiswa #westernaustralia #seeaustralia #gourmetescape #seesouthaustralia #adelaide #southaustralia #discovertasmania #lost_world_treasures #newsouthwales #instatrip #instago #instapassport #traveldiary #travelagain #luxurytravel #hotelandresort #travellovers #travelphoto #holidayseason #seetheworld #holidaytime #lifetotravel #travelon #blogger #photographer #wanderlust #magicpict
Ostrander Lake Limited Edition Print – only a few left – $40.00 – link in bio. Last fall as part of my @lakesofyosemite quest to photograph the 167 named lakes in #Yosemite I spent two nights at Ostrander Lake. It rained on and off all day during the hike in, and poured for about an hour just after I got settled in camp. Luckily, just before nightfall the clouds opened up and this sunset unfolded! +++ I print all of my own work on 100% cotton archival paper using archival pigment inks. Each print is signed and numbered. This print is on 13x19 paper, with an image size of 11x16.5. The edition of 12 is mostly sold out and the few left won’t be available for long! +++ Also, “The Lakes of Desolation” book is back in stock! #yosemitenationalpark #sierranevada #highsierra #rangeoflight #wilderness #optoutside #themountainsarecalling #mountainlake #mountains #landscapephotography #findyourpark #ourwild #ourland #lakesofyosemite #backcountry #ynp #yosemitenps #ostranderlake #thegreatoutdoors
Yesterday @towkster70 and I got up before most people go to sleep on a weekend to head up to Yosemite NP for the day. I always want to be there for 1st light... Not necessarily sunrise, but the first hints of color that break through the darkness. I truly love Yosemite at any time of day and year. I'm always in awe of something that happens during our day. Even with as often as I visit the park I am still treated to new experiences. Among yesterday's treats was this silhouette landscape just before tunnel view. Here's a slightly different take on the same beauty we all love. My husband already has plans for this picture. I'm excited to see what it looks like on the computer. * * * #picsbymichele #silhouette #halfdome #californiathroughmylens #thephotosociety #natgeoyourshot #photoarena_nature #goparks #nationalpark #yosemitenps #naturelover #visitcalifornia #teamcanon #ip_wideview #instagram #instanaturelover #instanature #thatview #capturelandscapes #landscape #landscapephotography #yosemite_national_park #bns_nature #createscenery #nationalparkgeek #the59parks #sky_brilliance #sunrise #super_nature_channel #canonglobal
At the top of Nevada Falls in Yosemite National Park along the John Muir/Mist Trail. While the hike can be long and with a lot of switchbacks, the view at the top is worth the trek. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ @yosemitenps @nationalparkgeek @goparks @share_the_experience @caliexplored @visitcalifornia #Yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #yosemitenps #rawcalifornia #wildcalifornia #california_igers #visitcalifornia #nationalparkgeek #sharetheexperience #itsamazingoutthere #optoutside #findyourpark #california #earthpix #visualsoflife #vernalfalls #waterfall #hike #misttrail #hiking ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://etsy.me/2hUcdJC
Vernal Falls ——————————————————— When you think of Yosemite, you might first think of Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, all defining features of Yosemite Valley that have been captured in millions of photos. I knew that to shoot a truly interesting photo here, I would need to move beyond the wide landscapes and focus on the more intimate details of the land. ——————————————————— When hiking to the top of Vernal Falls, I tried to think how the scene made me feel. I remember how peaceful it was - the roar of the falls crashing into the rocks below, the occasional mist striking my face, the low winter sun slipping behind the mountains, shrouding my corner of the park in shadows. ——————————————————— I needed to get closer and focus on the way the water was interacting with the granite, so I took a small path off trail and climbed down some rocks, which gave me a much closer perspective. I had my 24mm lens on at first, but it was too wide and it wasn’t portraying my subject the way I intended. When I put the 50mm lens on though, the compositions started to appear. ——————————————————— I often find myself disappointed by the photos I capture. Friends and family will compliment them, but unless I’m happy with the results, it really doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. I’m a perfectionist and I know good art when I see it. After several horribly disappointing trips back in October, it was encouraging to finally take some good pictures again. Of all the photos I have taken in the last year, I consider this to be the most beautiful and well executed of them all. ——————————————————— By the way, if you’ve read this far, thank you and I would ask that you please turn up the brightness on your phone when viewing this image, as the whites otherwise look rather dull. ——————————————————— Canon 60D :: Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM :: ISO 400 -- f/4 -- 1/250 second
Bus staaaawwwpp
I’m often accused of “always working”, even on “vacation”. But I am truly happy when I am being creative. Whether it’s with one of my shows, @monkeyrum , @adv3nture , or a new tree initiative that I am launching soon, I like to roll up my sleeves and get dirty. Life is speeding past at the speed of light. I want to look back and know that I lived it.
Oh my my my!
It seems I have quit a few followers who’re familiar with Yosemite, so I figured I’d throw a little trivia your way. This is me standing in front of Elizabeth Lake. Can anyone name that Peak creeping over my right shoulder? I’ll announce who got it right later tonight! Ready...set...go! . * * * * * #inkedwithwanderlust #yosemitenationalpark #yosemite #yosemitenps #elizabethlake #thegreatoutdoors #stayandwander #picoftheday #nationalparks #lakeside #werehikers #gonehiking #hikingadventures #hikingvibes #hikingviews #hikingday #naturegram #natureaddict #addictedtonature #peace ✌️ #adventureawaits #theadventurecontinues #adventureisoutthere #happypeoplehike #hikingismagical #peoplewhohike #peoplewhoadventure #seekadventure #hikingismytherapy #wherewillwegonext
MDL inspires me to fall and land this way. • Lone Pine, CA. • 1.9.18 • Inpired by: @iwishiwaskittens#mostlyadventure #betterrugged
Someone forgot to set his alarm, over slept, and missed his window to hit Franklin Falls this morning before the crowds. I suppose that's what I get for geeking out and killing aliens with a few buddies late into the night. So, let's pretend that I'm back at Yosemite strolling in Hetch Hetchy. Meanwhile, an urban hike will be on today's agenda! #yosemitenps #yosemite #nps #usinterior #bestmountainartists #outbound #naturegeek #mountainman #adventure #hikingadventures #wildernessculture #choosemountains #naturephotography #naturelovers #findyourpark #mypubliclands #optoutside #landscapephotography #pictureoftheday #photooftheday #instatravel #instagay #gaygeek #sharetodaysadventure #mothernature #picoftheday #bestnatureshot #rei1440project
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