This is a classic shot of the lower Yosemite Falls taken from the bride. The power of this falls is felt by the mist, wind and sound that is created as the water cascades off this final ledge as it enters Yosemite Valley. There is enough force to push mist and wind down to where I am composing the shot, enough to make me have to wipe down the lens between shots.
The mountains that ring the south end of Avalanche Lake obviously suffer from the event for which this lake was named for. The remains of hundreds of trees that were victims of those avalanches cover the north end of the lake. But in early winter the lake is a peaceful place to watch to weather pass over the ridge line. This lake is in the west side of Glacier National Park in Montana.
The Grand Canyon is an amazing place. I was struck by the way the evening light accented all of the detail in the canyon wall.
The trial in the lower part of the photo is the Angel Bright trail, once many years ago I used it to hike out of the Grand Canyon on a backpacking trip to the bottom.
Of the many flowers the bloom on Yosemite in the spring, the dogwoods get a lot of attention. These white blossoms on the green trees have an elegant beauty. These where hanging down over the Merced River in Yosemite Valley.
Iconic Half Dome dominates this panoramic taken from Glacier Point in the famous Yosemite National Park. You can also see how granite the vast landscape of the Yosemite backcountry and how the landscape has been formed over the centuries.