Zia is a local favorite for tacos in West Asheville. Working on a community site featuring restaurants, shops, activities and the subdivisions for the neighborhood. Should be up and running in 2020 but will start organizing images here. If you want to check out Zia's menu the site can be found here: https://ziataco.com
About Jonathan JacksonRealtor serving Western North Carolina, photography enthusiast & traveler. I'm taking time to share daily experiences, seeking education on local history and cataloging images from a lifelong passion.
The Asheville Mural by Jordan Atkinson is located at 507 Haywood Road. Created for Haywood Common and the Whale. Finally caught it on a day without cars in the parking lot. If you'd like to check out the artist work his site is below. http://jatkinsonstudios.com/
Similar to the Mirror Lake images, these were taken in close proximity. They don't have that "mirror" of the mountain but I like how the rocks help frame the composition.
Hiking in the Tenaya Canyon at Mirror Lake. There were a lot of people swimming on the hot day but there were locations up and down the river to find reflections.
Walking along the Mirror Lake trail I was able to capture this image of Tenaya Creek. The infrared black and white creates great contrast in the sky and water.
Went back each day in the park but this was the best opportunity to photograph Half Dome from the bridge over the Merced River. The clouds and light just didn't quite cooperate for the image I was looking to create. Still better than the first time I photographed it 16 years ago...
A couple more shots from Glacier Point in Yosemite. Liked the foreground on the B&W better than the previous image but it blocks part of the canyon below. Elevation at Glacier Point is approximately 7200 ft, 3200 ft above the valley floor.
Another view from Glacier Point. Everywhere you take a photo you'll have great views of the valley, 3200 feet above at Glacier Point. This shot features Yosemite Falls and one of the more photographed rock formations from the overlook.