Sunday, July 28, 2019

Channeling my inner Ansel Adams (at Yosemite)

Playing around with my Yosemite photos, in Lightroom, and decided I needed to make some of them into black and white photos.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Welcome to Yosemite Valley! 

Let's begin our journey with some details.


Mt. Broderick (left), Liberty Cap (center), and the back of Half Dome (peaking between), all three towering over Nevada Falls! 

On top of Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

We saw this bird and this flowering shrub, in the main part of the Village. 
(Still identifying them)

Everywhere I looked, something different appeared!

Mirror Lake 
(Between Half Dome and North Dome)

Dead trees in front of El Capitan.

Half dome from a different viewpoint. 
(From the top of Sentinel Dome)

On top of Sentinel Dome

Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls

Wolf lichen on conifer

The fauna was showing its diversity while we were there! Even new species of animals I have never seen before!

The flora was beautiful and diverse, too! 

Pine tree and El Capitan

Farewell for now!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Crocosmia at dusk

Our Crocosmia plants are budding and one flower was fully open.  The lighting was beautiful, even though I used a flash for most of these, which gave an even more dramatic affect. Enjoy! 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Lounging Squirrel

Saw this guy and needed to grab my camera.  Luckily he sat still long enough for me. I have never seen a squirrel just lying down like this before.  I guess even rodents need their down time, occasionally.  :) 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Canada City Nights

One night, while visiting Jarrett in Vancouver, B.C. (where he was living when we met in 2011).  I went off and took some night shots, near the site of the Olympic Stadium there.  I saw this city scene and was amazed.  The lighting was perfect!  While editing this, I darkened the photo, and this was the result.  

Sci-Fi, anyone?!?