Yosemite National Park: Ansel Adams helped make it famous. Most nature photographers, professional and amateur, make pilgrimages there entranced by the play of light on its famous monumental rock faces and its myriad waterfalls. Capturing it in different seasons is a goal of its many devotees. It is a stage on which the Creator parades some of the most memorable scenes of nature in our country.
El Capitan may be the most iconic of its images, rising high above a meadow. Its craggy face challenges rock climbers who come from all over the world to test their mettle.
Half Dome sits up in the clouds presiding over the rock strewn valley.
The Merced River wends its way through the park capturing bright reflections of the surrounding trees and massive boulders.