Afternoon At Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park
The glaciers did us a favor when they created Tenaya Lake. The bright granite of the surroundings create beautiful reflections here. The Ahwahnechee people, the area's original inhabitants, had a perfect name for this alpine lake: “Lake Of Shining Rock.” This photo was taken from the western end of the lake.
Yosemite Falls from Glacier Point
At 3,214 feet above the valley floor, Glacier Point is a phenomenal place to watch the sun rise or set. But on an early June day, when the waterfalls were flowing at a 100 year peak, it was a great spot for contemplating the power and grace of Yosemite Falls. The roar of the water filled the entire valley like a song.
Moonrise, Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park
We were somewhat disappointed that there were no clouds in the sky to make the sunset more interesting, but I had already calculated that that the moon would soon rise just to the right of Half Dome. And when it did, it was an awesome sight. Even as the last sunlight lit the face of Half Dome, the first slice of the moon announced itself and treated us to this calm, restful scene as the moon rose above the high Sierra peaks in the distance.