Saturday, February 26, 2022

Tunnel View & Southside Drive (Part 3) - Yosemite National Park

On 26 December 2021, I visited Yosemite National Park in California for a day trip. I went right between 2 of the biggest snowstorms of the season so far, and there was only a period of around 9 to 10 hours that were snow free. I knew the scenery inside Yosemite is going to be very beautiful after a snowstorm, so I went to take some photos. I only brought my mirrorless camera this time as the polarizer on my big camera is completely jammed (I found out about this on my trip into Yosemite 10 days prior). I took both photos on my cellphone and my mirrorless camera on this trip. The photos are split into 3 parts. I hope you enjoy viewing my photos.

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As mentioned, I had taken a trip into Yosemite National Park 10 days prior this trip on 16 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 | 4 | Cellphone Photos (Part 2)

This is part 3 of my photos from Yosemite. The photos for today are photos I took with my mirrorless camera on 26 December 2021. The photos for today are from Southside Drive and Tunnel View. 

A snowy scenery photo of Southside Drive in Yosemite Valley.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 42' 55" N 119° 39' 54" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

A long exposure snowy scenery photo of Bridalveil Falls. Photo shot near Southside Drive in Yosemite Valley. The day time long exposure was achieved using an ND filter.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 42' 56" N 119° 39' 34" W

Photography Tip: Placing an ND filter on your lens cuts the amount of light hitting your camera sensor allowing for long exposures during the day. This method can help you smooth out flowing water, such as with creeks, rivers, waterfalls, and oceans. You will require a tripod or some method of keeping your camera stationary for the duration of the long exposure, and don't forget to turn off image stabilization (if your camera and/or lens has that feature).


Next, I arrive at my first stop of the trip, Tunnel View. The approximate GPS location of Tunnel View is 37° 42' 56" N, 119° 40' 37" W. The fog just started to roll into Yosemite Valley. The rest of the photos in this blog post were taken at Tunnel View.

A snowy scenery photo of El Capitan shot at Tunnel View.

Black and white process of the photo above.

A snowy scenery photo of Tunnel View.

Black and white process of the photo above.


A snowy scenery photo of Half Dome shot at Tunnel View.

Black and white process of the photo above.

A snowy scenery photo of Tunnel View.

Black and white process of the photo above.


A long exposure snowy scenery photo of Half Dome shot at Tunnel View.
The day time long exposure was achieved using an ND filter. I was hoping to smooth out some of the fog rolling into Yosemite Valley, but it looks like the long exposure didn't do much in that respect.

Black and white process of the photo above.

A snowy scenery photo of Tunnel View.

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 have photos from Yosemite Valley. 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.

As mentioned, I had taken a trip into Yosemite National Park 10 days prior this trip on 16 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 | 4 | Cellphone Photos (Part 2)