One of my favorite shots of Half Dome from the trip to Yosemite. Directional light from the afternoon sun hit the granite but left the valley in shadow.
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.
Half Dome and Tenaya Canyon below Glacier Point. It's wild to see Half-Dome as a small rock on the horizon from Tunnel View then see it imposing itself on Yosemite Valley. The photos never show the real magnitude of nature.