Monday, January 17, 2022

Yosemite Valley (Part 2) - Yosemite National Park

On 16 December 2021, I visited Yosemite National Park in California for a day trip after being motivated by this Tweet on Twitter. I still can't see too well due to visual snow syndrome, but after seeing the scenery inside Yosemite from that Tweet, I felt very motivated to go try my best and take some photos of the snow. After all, I've been a photographer for over a decade now and an opportunity like this is hard to pass up no matter how bad my vision is. I think snow like this is pretty rare in Yosemite Valley. I actually haven't taken my Canon EOS 5D Mark III out for photos for a long time now because of my vision problems (it's a heavy camera to lug around). This has been the first photo shoot with my big camera since July 2019. I'm just happy I was able to get some photos of the snow. I took both photos on my cellphone and my DSLR on this trip. The photos are split into 3 parts. I hope you enjoy viewing my photos.

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I took another trip into Yosemite National Park 10 days after this trip on 26 December 2021. I have lumped the links to the blog posts for both of the trips together.

Parts (16 December 2021): 1 | 2 | Cellphone Photos (Part 1)

Parts (26 December 2021): 3 | 4Cellphone Photos (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my photos from Yosemite. The photos for today are photos I took with my DSLR on 16 December 2021. After Tunnel View, I went into Yosemite Valley. All the photos in this blog post are from Yosemite Valley. I suspect the heavy fog messed with my GPS receiver, so all the geotags on my photos from the valley are wrong (so I don't have GPS coordinates on any of the photos).

My first stop in Yosemite Valley was the Yosemite Valley Chapel. This was the first time I saw the chapel in person. I've been to Yosemite National Park many times, but the chapel always eluded me for some reason. I always saw photos of it on social media, but I never knew where it was, and I never saw it in person before. This time, I looked it up and knew I had to drop by for photos.

A photo of the Yosemite Valley Chapel. There was a temporary break in the fog and clouds allowing the sun to shine through.

Black and white process of the photo above.


My next and final stop was Cook's Meadow. I originally planned to drop by more places in the valley, but it was almost impossible to see anything in the dense fog, and I was running low on time before I go blind for the night. (If you're new here, I've been visually impaired since August 2018. I no longer drive, but my parents do.) At Cook's Meadow, I took some of the best fog photos I have ever taken in the many years I've been a photographer. The approximate GPS coordinate from my cellphone photo is 37° 44' 45.0" N 119° 35' 29.1" W. My camera's GPS failed to work properly once I arrived in the valley causing inaccurate geotags on my DSLR photos.

A scenery photo of a tree in snow and fog shot at Cook's Meadow.

Black and white process of the photo above.

A scenery photo of a tree in snow and fog shot at Cook's Meadow.

Black and white process of the photo above.

A scenery photo of a tree in snow and fog shot at Cook's Meadow.

Black and white process of the photo above.


A scenery photo of snow and fog shot at Cook's Meadow.

Black and white process of the photo above.


A scenery photo of a tree in snow and fog shot at Cook's Meadow.

Black and white process of the photo above.

A scenery photo of a tree in snow and fog shot at Cook's Meadow.

Black and white process of the photo above.

A scenery photo of a tree in snow and fog shot at Cook's Meadow.

Black and white process of the photo above.

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Next time I begin my photos from Yosemite shot on 26 December 2021. Please don't forget to share the blog post with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

I took another trip to Yosemite National Park 10 days after this trip on 26 December 2021. I have lumped the links to the blog posts for both of the trips together.

Parts (16 December 2021): 1 | 2 | Cellphone Photos (Part 1)

Parts (26 December 2021): 3 | 4Cellphone Photos (Part 2)