I finally had managed to time it right to be available to leave home and drive into Yosemite at the same time as a snowstorm was predicted. I arrived in the afternoon, stayed overnight, and in the morning, the scenes around the Valley were simply stunning. It was a bit tricky getting around - even with boots - but I found the spot I wanted to be for this image.
Sony A7R II
Sony 24-105mm @ 58mm
1/50 sec at f/16
Oh, yeah! I know the tree. Great capture. I had the good fortune to get to do some shooting in the valley early one morning with a lot of fresh snow like this. Simply stunning to be there for it. Worth cold fingers and toes, huh
Classic, and still so beautiful! Winter wonderland conditions. I even kinda like that Half Dome is partially obscured - it allows the elm tree to take center stage - but we still know Half Dome is lurking.
Looking like winter storm is heading this way… Monday could be awesome!
Yes! I was also in the flood in 1964 when I was a little girl. They came and evacuated everyone out of the cabins at the Yosemite Lodge. We came back a few days later and the cabins had been flooded half way up the side of the building. Lots of Yosemite stories…