Tag: Yosemite

Thomas Hill – Artist (1829-1908)

Thomas Hill’s Studio still stands at Wawona at, what is now called, The Big Trees Lodge. It is a monument to an extraordinary artist renowned in is own time and to the present.


The National Park Service and Yosemite

The first National Park, Yellowstone, was created in 1872. By 1916, there had been 11 other National Parks already created when the National Park Service, itself, was created on August 25 of that year. It seems the National Park Service came late to the party. What’s up with that?


George Fiske – Photographer (1835-1918)

George Fiske was an early photographer of Yosemite and the first one to live full time at Yosemite Valley. Like so many photographers of that era, not many of his images survive to this day; just a few prints and stereoscopic cards. Twentieth century photographer Ansel Adams held him in high regard.


The Night Sky at Yosemite

The night sky was my primary interest on my recent trip to Yosemite. There are two major challenges to such photos. One is focusing in the dark and the other is avoiding people and cars with their lights on.


Yosemite in July

This was a quick trip to Yosemite for an assignment. Primarily for night sky photos, I also visited some of the standard haunts. I was gratified to see and meet Lee Stetson, who, has for over 35 years, portrayed John Muir at the park.


Ansel Adams – Photographer (1902-1984)

Of all the people to photograph Yosemite, one name stands out as the quintessential Yosemite photographer; Ansel Adams.


Photos of El Capitan

There are a number of “iconic” sights around the park and the valley to photograph. A few of them I can’t help but snap every time I visit. One of them is El Capitan.