When I have the opportunity to visit Yosemite NP, I always take it even if it is in June. Summertime is an incredibly popular time to visit the park. It gets ‘crazy crowded’! But many people want to see the waterfalls at their fullest. Who can blame them? They are truly stunning. After all the heavy rain that California received last winter, the falls are truly spectacular. But getting close enough without getting your camera lens covered in mist is nearly impossible.
On my first evening there, I photographed Yosemite Falls from a substantial distance. There were several other photographers in the same location which was completely expected. Many were hoping to capture the popular ‘moonbow‘ also known as a lunar rainbow. A moonbow can be created against the mist of the falls by a full or nearly full moon. Conditions must be just right. No moonbow for me that night, but an incredible view none-the-less.
Have you had the opportunity to visit Yosemite? Please share your favorite location in the park in the comments below. I’d love to know!
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.”
~ John Muir
Yosemite NP Summertime
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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.
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