Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mono Lake - Yosemite National Park (Part 1)

"For tens of thousands of years, humans have changed, and have been changed by, this place we now call Yosemite. The Ahwahneechee lived here for generations, followed by the arrival of Europeans in the mid-1800s. The rugged terrain challenged many early travelers, with just a few—only 650 from the mid-1850s to mid-1860s—making the journey to Yosemite Valley by horseback or stagecoach. By 1907, construction of the Yosemite Valley Railroad from Merced to El Portal eased the journey, thereby, increasing visitation. Today, 3.5 million people enter the park’s gates to explore. We learn from the stories of those who walked Yosemite’s trails before us, allowing appreciation of their lasting footprints that led to conscious preservation." ~ From Yosemite National Park Website.

I recently visited Yosemite National Park located in California, USA! I took a lot of amazing pictures and I'm here to share them with you. Please enjoy. I will be posting up more pictures in the days to come. Not all these pictures are from inside the park. I also visited Mono Lake which is right outside the park. Some of the pictures will be from there.

Make sure you also check out the pictures I took at Yosemite several years back here.

我曾经去了Yosemite 国家公园在加州,美国!我拍了很多好看的照片。有些照片是在公园外面的 Mono 湖拍的。我过几天还会再放多一点照片上来的。

我还有一些几年在 Yosemite 国家公园拍的照片。要是你想看的话,可以在这里找到。

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To view my best 2009 and 2010 Mono Lake and Yosemite National Park photos, use this link. To view all of my trip photos, use this link.

Part 部分: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Panoramic Views

Before I get started, I would just like to remind you that I made a Facebook Fan page for this photography blog. You can "Like Us" here. I have also made Google+ and Twitter pages. If you follow or "Like" me on these, you can be updated whenever I post something new! :) Please invite your friends too! I'm trying to get more viewers on here. Anyways, as always, enjoy my photos!
 

Sun rise at Mono Lake.
Mono 湖日出。
Picture taking hint: Set the exposure very low to achieve this effect.

 Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
The bird's all like, what's that in his hand?!
他手里拿的什么东西啊?!
This picture was taken around 30 minutes after sun rise.
这个照片是日出半个小时后拍的。
Photography tip: Always zoom in on birds, don't get to close. They will fly away. :)

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Mono Lake
Mono 湖




Did you know the lake water is salty?
你知不知道这个湖的水是咸的?

Tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)



Lizard. :D
Picture taking hint: Use a telephoto lens, and get ground level with the subject you are trying to take a picture of in order to achieve this effect. If you can get very close, use a macro or regular lens.

Part 部分: | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Panoramic Views
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