If you have followed my blog recently, you recall that I recently (re)-visited Yosemite National Park on Easter weekend.
You also may or may not know that this was my 24th visit to the park. Why yes, I rather do consider it my backyard. I am fortunate to live three hours’ drive away.
This view is from the Hwy 41 and offers visitors a stunning view known as “Inspiration Point.” Here you see El Capitan on your left, Half Dome in the middle with a bit of snow on its crown, then Bridalveil Falls to the right.
I typically visit Yosemite in the summer time, so I was more than excited to visit in early Spring and witness the thundering waterfalls and snow on the highest reaches. The valley’s elevation is at 4000 feet while the peaks reach elevations at about 7500 feet. The temperature got to 74 degrees in the valley during the day, but all roads leading to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass were closed due to high levels of snow (a good thing!).
I personally have seen this view more times now than I can count and I never grow tired of it. The dusting of snow was extra special.
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” John Muir
I hope you are as awe-inspired by the magnificence of Yosemite as I am. I also tried my hand at the same photo in black and white, too!
Which one do you like?
This Landscape photo is for the Weekly Photo Challenge.