Planning a trip to a national park? See why winter is now my favorite time to go!
Good morning, and welcome to another new week!
This week’s set was very difficult to sort – I love them all for different reasons! I hope you like them, too.
This first one is of Yosemite’s Three Brothers. We ventured out early to catch them in the first rays of dawn, and we had to hike through several inches of snow to reach the viewpoint. Truthfully, I didn’t make it all the way to the official spot selected for this shoot; I was too distracted by the beauty of this vantage. But that’s ok; I like my angle better, anyway 🙂
Welcome to a new week! Last week, Instagram saw some chilly images from Yosemite, a couple of beaches, the Milky Way, and beautiful Bryce! Which was your favorite?
This first picture is of Yosemite Falls in the selfsame national park. We came upon these falls in the afternoon, and we loved the rainbow they cast. We resolved to return in the morning to get sunrise on the wall and catch that rainbow… not quite thinking that our intended vantage would be the wrong angle for the rainbow. Whoops!
Oh boy, this week was tough! I really like these images this week, and I hope you do too. But liking them so much did make it difficult to choose my favorites.
This first one looks back on the single road that stretches into Denali National Park. We spent an entire day on a bus just like that one, hopping out periodically to snap a few shots like this one. We had clouds while we were there, but they added some interesting texture to the sky. You can read all about that journey here.
As I mentioned before, I’m switching up my schedule, moving these previously-Friday posts to Mondays. Some wistful scenery from distant locations should start your week off well 🙂
With the move, this also means I have a couple of extra pictures this week; I’m sure you won’t mind.
Boy, this week was really tough to sort!
This first one was from the train in Alaska. I passed almost the entire ride standing between the cars, braving the rushing wind to capture as much of the passing landscape into pixels as I could.
This week has been crazy busy.. I’ve been scrambling to process PDXWLF photos (I’ll have a post on that soon!), entertain family, and prepare for a trip to Utah! We just spent our first day in Zion National Park, and I can’t wait to share some of the photos – what an amazing place!
This first photo from Instagram this week was from another national park: Denali! We had some beautiful clouds to contrast the lush landscape. I’d love more time to explore there.
Once more, we find ourselves at Friday! I keep experimenting with new things, and I hope you like it. Please let me know in the comments what you think!
This first one is an image from our trip to Hawaii a couple years back. The contrast of colors here really caught my eye, and this is pretty true to how I actually saw the sky as we were lazing under a tree on a tropical beach… sure sounds more appealing than the constant rain we’re facing now!
This week, I went back to some variety. Alaska, Yosemite.. even a touch of Hawaii and something local. So let’s get to it!
This first image is from my post this week on the endless Alaskan daylight. While I do love my sunshine, it’s a bit disruptive to my circadian rhythm to be deprived of so many hours of darkness. You can read that post here.
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!