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August 18th, 2011

A Photograph From the Archives: My Self-Critique

Posted By Michael Frye
Wildflowers, Tuolumne Meadows, 1986
It’s wildflower season in the Yosemite high country, which made me think about this image that I made 25 years ago, in August of 1986, in Tuolumne Meadows. In the 1980s large swaths of Lemmon’s paintbrush and shooting stars were common in Tuolumne Meadows in the summer. But 1986 brought the best bloom I’ve ever …
 
August 10th, 2011

Denali Dall Sheep

Posted By Jon Cornforth
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On my first day in Denali National Park, I encountered a large group of Dall sheep up the side of a mountain. I grabbed my camera equipment, including my 500mm lens, and hiked over 1500′ up to them. As I approached the group, they became aware of my presence but did not run away. I was unsure how …
 
August 8th, 2011

Juniper and Star Trails

Posted By Michael Frye
Juniper and star trails near Olmsted Point, Yosemite National Park
Here’s a new image, made last Tuesday evening near Olmsted Point in Yosemite. My friend Mike Osborne calls this the “Bowsprit” tree. What? I didn’t get it either until he explained that a bowsprit is the bent figure with arms splayed back at the bow of old sailing ships. Okay, yeah, this does sort of …
 
August 2nd, 2011

Denali Fireweed Sunset 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Denali Fireweed Sunset 1
During my recent visit to Denali National Park, I had a professional photography permit for the first time. The permit allowed me the unique opportunity to drive the Wonder Lake Road in my own vehicle and spend as much time taking pictures as I needed. The week started out with terrible weather, but quickly improved and kept …
 
July 28th, 2011

Denali Lynx 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Denali Lynx 1, Denali National Park, Alaska
During my recent visit to Denali National Park, I photographed this rare portrait of a Canadian lynx. I had been exhausted from driving all night from Wonder Lake back to the park entrance, when a lynx crossed the road in front of my van. At first, I was unsure whether it was real. However, as …
 
July 27th, 2011

Olympic National Park Part 1: Vampires, Werewolves and a dreary sunset at Rialto Beach

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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For the first time in my professional career, I had a chance to spend some time photographing the Pacific Northwest. It was an amazing two weeks filled with many photo ops, but also long days and often bad weather. Flying into Sea-Tac, I met up with my close friend and business partner, Ian Plant. After …
 
April 13th, 2011

Upcoming Events

Posted By Michael Frye
Waves and reflections in the Merced River
Some great events coming up! Here are a few highlights: Reflections on Yosemite Exhibit The Ansel Adams Gallery, April 18 – May 25 I’m busily printing and matting images for this show, which starts on Monday. We’ve picked the photographs and layout, and I think it will look great. The exhibit will include lots of new …
 
March 5th, 2011

Laguna de los Tres Sunrise Clouds 3

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Laguna de los Tres Sunrise Clouds 3, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
During my recent trip to Patagonia, I was only able to see and photograph the amazing granite spires a few days due to the notorious weather. Most of my trip involved sitting around camp waiting for better conditions. It was not the most productive photography trip. However, when the weather was nice, it was amazing! …
 
March 3rd, 2011

Stovepipe Dunes Mud Sunset 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Stovepipe Dunes Mud Sunset 1, Death Valley National Park, California
I just returned from leading a private photography tour in Death Valley National Park. I’ve spent a lot of time in this dramatic but desolate park the last few years, so it was nice to return to a place that I know so well. It was especially nice seeing the sun while missing the lousy …
 
February 8th, 2011

Yosemite Valley: Coming Attractions

Posted By Michael Frye
Horsetail Fall, February 22nd, 2010
It’s here—almost. The window of best light on Horsetail Fall will begin around February 12th and continue until approximately February 22nd this year. The big questions is how much water will be in the fall. Horsetail Fall is fed by snow melting from a small area on top of El Capitan. While there was plenty …