An Evening in Yosemite

Posted by: Aamir

Apr 22nd, 2009 • Category: Eye CandyTags: , , ,

It was close to dusk, the valley was getting ready to sleep, shadows kept getting longer….

Yosemite valley happens to be one of my favorite destinations. I have been here many times during different seasons. What impressed me was this valley can look completely different every season. During winter, the whole valley is covered in white and green (more white actually), most sections of the valley are inaccessible due to severe weather and steep icy roads. Around spring, it starts to get warm, snow starts melting and more green shows up, flowers start blooming and wildlife begins to get active. More sections of the valley are now accessible which were closed during winter. During summer (which i think is the best time for hikers and explorers), it gets warmer, the snow has completely melted, all waterfalls in the valley are at full flow, Merced river is swelling and gushing furiously and all sections of the valley are accessible to public. With the arrival of fall, a colorful blend of reds, oranges, yellows, greens and browns can be seen everywhere, the Merced river turns into a slow moving stream, the waterfalls slow down to a trickle and the valley gets quieter. It then begins to get colder, starts snowing around late fall and the whole cycle starts all over again. Bottomline is, you can never say “been there, done that” when it comes to Yosemite. There is always something different to see and do every season.

I took this photo last week, the temperatures had started rising earlier than expected, the snow had melted and the waterfalls were very aggressive. If you look closer, you can see the Bridal Veil falls towards the center of the photo.


    



Posted by: Aamir

Apr 22nd, 2009 • Category: Eye CandyTags: , , ,
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  1. Margie
    April 30th, 2009 at 08:32:

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    Simply breathtaking, Aamir!
    I love this picture so much!

    You are an amazing photographer!!!

    Margie

  2. Boo
    June 1st, 2009 at 11:15:

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    I love this pic! One of my favourites of all pics! Keep up the good work :) *hugs*




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