Another week gone by! January is simply flying; before I know it, it’ll be summertime again.
This week on Instagram, I focused a bit on some Yosemite pictures from last year. It’s wintertime again, and this season reminds me so much of that trip. Exciting news: we’ve booked flights to Bryce/Zion! Look forward to pictures from that trip after February. I sure hope there’s snow!
This first picture was my submission for Leanne Cole’s weekly Monochrome Madness challenge with the theme of “holidays.” This photo was actually taken at a Lindsey Stirling concert, and these were lights on the curtained wall. So festive!
And now for some Yosemite! This was on our way back to our in-park cabin, looking away from the heart of the park. There was so much mist there – every day. I was in heaven.
This, by contrast, was a detailed shot of frozen pine needles. There were certainly plenty of those in Yosemite.
This one was clearly not from Yosemite; it’s an image from my post this week on returning back to civilization following five days backpacking the Alaskan backwoods. You can read all about that here.
And we’re back to Yosemite!
This was near the swamp. These little tufts of reeds were so cute topped with snow. And I couldn’t complain about those reflections.
I had a really hard time choosing my favorite out of these last two photos. This one was simply magical – again with the mist! Every day this valley filled with eerie mist. I got so many pictures of Bridalveil Falls. This one was from the famous Tunnel View.
This was also a picture from my response to this week’s photo challenge, “growth,” where I discuss five things that really improved my photography over the past year. You can read that post here.
And this last one is Yosemite Falls. Believe it or not, this was taken at dusk, just as the final light was fading from the sky. A long exposure makes it look like broad daylight, but you’ll notice the absence of harsh shadows and the telltale rainbow that frequently adorns this famous fall. I took many pictures of this one, too.
Stay tuned for another week on Instagram, and I’d love to hear your comments below!
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