Monthly archives: April, 2016

Photos of Water Features

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. Of them are waterfalls, cascades and other water features.


Yosemite Pioneer Cemetery – Part Four

Yosemite Cemetery

There are 45 grave sites at the Yosemite’s Pioneer Cemetery. It is located near the Yosemite Museum at Yosemite Village. Those buried there range from the common to the extraordinary. This is the final post revealing their stories as best as history has recalled.


Is That What It Really Looked Like?

“To manipulate or not manipulate,” that is the question. Or is it? Is it really “fair” to modify or enhance an image in Post Production? Doesn’t that take away from the very nature of Photography? Isn’t that “cheating”?


Photos of Half Dome

There are a number of “iconic” sites around the Valley to photograph. A few of them I can’t help but snap every time I’m there. One of them is Half Dome.


John Muir and Yosemite

John Muir Home

John Muir was many things to many movements. By far, his most lasting contribution was to flora. He identified countless species of trees and flowers never before cataloged. He traveled to six of the seven continents (missing only Antarctica, as it had no trees). But our focus is on how he influenced and worked in and for, as he called it, The Yosemite.


The Yosemite of Yesteryear – Part 4 – Glacier Point Hotel & More

Originally, Yosemite was visited by arriving on horseback or (later) by stagecoach. This series of posts reveals details of the early buildings in and around the valley; where they were, who ran them, what was around them. In this post I’ll discuss the Mirror Lake House, the old Glacier Point Hotel, the Lodge at the Falls, and the Ahwahnee.


Yosemite of Yesteryear – Part 3 – Sentinel Hotel, Stoneman Hotel

Autumn Chapel By Jeff Kreider Yosemite

Originally, Yosemite was visited by arriving on horseback or (later) by stagecoach. This series of posts will reveal details of the early buildings in and around the valley; where they were, who ran them, what was around them. In this post, we’ll learn about the Sentinel Hotel, Yosemite Chapel, Stoneman House and Camp Curry (now “Half Dome Village)