On this morning, my first in the park, we sat and made hot chocolate and watched the sun fully rise and the clouds move, creating patterns and sun rays across the valley. I was so amazed by the beauty and magnitude of this place, I don’t think we left this spot for hours.
Where do park rangers live? In Yosemite, many employees commute up to an hour or more from neighboring communities every day to get to work, sometimes braving icy roads and rock falls along the highway. A lucky few, however, make their homes beneath the towering granite spires of Yosemite Valley, where the roar of Yosemite Falls can sometimes rattle the windows in their houses. It's a small price to pay for the opportunity to live in paradise. -Taken from Yosemite Facebook
The valley and it’s amassing trees stand tall besides Yosemite Falls. The valley is so massive in size it’s amazing to see in person. Putting these houses in frame next to the falls really sizes it all up.
I unintentionally followed this retirement-aged couple for a good long while at Yosemite falls and let me tell you, they are goals. #35mm
Yes, I do have a day job! I’m blessed to be the Executive Director of Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau. Our small staff enjoyed Bracebridge Dinner at The Majestic Hotel (The Ahwahnee) as our office holiday celebration, thanks in large part to Yosemite Hospitality- Aramark. It was an amazing fun theatrical event, including and equally amazing dinner. No photos are allowed during the event, so you’ll have to come and see it for yourself! #YosemiteNation
The earth breathes and we feel the wind in our hair. The earth smiles and we feel sunshine on our skin. The earth cries and we are washed clean in the rain. Very much alive, just as everything else. We are one.
Ideal summer conditions, a best buddy and miles of trail-less trail ahead. 🔥
Another oldie. I started a series with cabins. The second picture gives a nice feel that it's a post-it.
Jeeps and sun and mountains and film
〰️ Yosemite National Park - Tioga Pass 🇺🇸
Photo Credits: @danilo_moroni
🎼 No hell below us
Above us, only sky 🎶
- John Lennon
Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park
Shot with Canon 6D and 16-35mm lens.
Real Yosemite. Out there, man. 🤙
This drawing is one of the first. As you can see the signature - or somewhat gimmicky - line in the sky I did not use yet. Here I still tried to draw the sky as well. Shortly after this drawing I kept it as a singular line. First I found the line to be the contrail of a rocket or something like that. It stated some sort of awareness on the sky which made me think of the idea morphic resonance by Rupert Sheldrake. Though the line has become somewhat of a gimmick, in each drawing I check if it still fits. The idea of a morphic resonance contrail still resonates with me. Quite far-fetched I'm sure for everyone but me, the typical associations roller-coaster ride of my mind. That said it gives a look into the kitchen, for what it's worth.
Can I be in Yosem today instead of studying for French?
Reminiscing at 1/200 of a second. Where has the time gone? 🤔
Thought it was good a idea to jump high until I almost biffed it over the mini cliff on landing.
Here is an older one which is a personal favorite.
With lots of clouds on the horizon, there was no sign of the sun for quite awhile. I was just about ready to pack it up when this happened. #alwaysstaytillitsblue
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I always love this time of day when the sun starts to creep down low and cast some of the most beautiful layers of shadows and light down onto the rugged cliffs and hillsides. Then just add a couple of the most iconic chunks granite!
Camping in Yosemite is so peaceful. We experienced pure silence for the first time. We are always around noise and commotion that we never knew how uncomfortable we would be with nothing around us. We eventually got used to it and didn’t want to return back to the disturbance of everyday life. We hope that everyone has the chance to experience what we did. It is truly insane!
[Photo Description: A campsite with a picnic table, fire pit, and a pole that reads 29. Our tent and 2 foldout chairs are set up with tall green trees in the background.]