Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Yosemite National Park

"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.

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Here are a few pictures of Yosemite National Park:

Sorry I forgot what point this is. But doesn't it look magnificent? First look, it's like your dreaming. The real view at Yosemite is as breath-taking as this Photoshop-touched-up picture here.

A giant waterfall in the background (name also forgotten) I know the background is a bit white, it was because of the heavy fog and smoke from the controlled fires in the park. I could have corrected it with Photoshop, but I'm not really that experienced with Photoshop yet.

And here is a panoramic view of Half Dome. It is named the half dome because of it's half dome shape! :) I do have a second panoramic shot with  a wider view, but the software stitched it up wrong by having a sideways waterfall and mountains in the sky. LOL

Next time you visit Yosemite National Park, make sure you check these out!
All the photos were slightly touched up on Photoshop, I edited the saturation and vibrance a little bit on these.

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