“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.”

My favorite quote about Yosemite.

Why You Should Shoot Yosemite in Color

The morning light bouncing off of El Capitan was such a treat.
Different time of day brings out an entirely different color palate. I knew I could stare at this for hours, but it was cold so I didn’t. Instead I made a photo of it so I can look at it again from the warmth of my bed with my cat. But that’s when I realized, the cold was part of the reason why it was so breathtaking.
El Cap’s on fire

As the quote goes: “always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder”. It would be damn difficult difficult to capture the golden wonder without color – at least for me. But as always I play the devil’s advocate and have to argue with myself.

Why You Should Shoot Yosemite in Black and White

Playing Ansel Adams, sans winter fog.
Half Dome in all its magnificence.
I am fascinated by the face of Half Dome.

As the man Mr.Adams himself has said, Yosemite is a “vast edifice of stone and space.”. Black and white brings out the texture in the stone and the cracks between the spaces. There’s certain stoic expression that is better captured through this medium.

Or maybe do both, or neither. But Go Visit Yosemite
(when you can safely do so)

I said earlier that Mr. Adams’ quote was my favorite about Yosemite. I lied. This one’s my real favorite:
“When you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about—Yosemite?”
And Will McAvoy would be god damn right.