As many times as I have been to Yosemite, I had never viewed the valley, Half Dome, and the glorious surroundings from Glacier Point. Until June. I made it a point to take the drive there. Twice! And, I was NOT disappointed! The view is incredible to say the least. See that little patch of brown/beige in the lower left of the image? Parking lot. That’s how high we were to view this gorgeous landscape.
Although the light was rather flat when we arrived, Mother Nature took care of us with a little peek of setting sun resulting in beautiful alpenglow on Half Dome. She wears it well, don’t you think?
Half Dome | Alpenglow
Finally, the sun had set while the clouds remained. The moon rose while shrouded in clouds. Yet the entire area was gently illuminated. As we walked back to the car, I was reminded once again how grateful I am for the foresight of others to preserve these treasures of nature. Let’s take good care of them.
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”
~ John Muir,
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Nadeen Flynn is an award winning northern California portrait and fine art photographer. Living in the greater Sacramento area, she specializes in senior and teen portraits as well as fine art landscape and still life photography. Nadeen’s style is authentic, fresh and personality-driven. This retains the timeless features of photography that create family heirlooms. She offers in-person workshops and mentoring. She currently lives in rural northern California with her husband and a couple thousand walnut trees.
Currently booking 2018 senior portraits. Locations include Yuba City/Marysville, East Nicolaus, Wheatland, Lincoln, Woodland, Roseville, Rocklin, and Sacramento areas.