It’s almost a year since this fleeting visit to Yosemite National Park and the fact that I’m only sharing these photographs now is good indicator of how much work I have behind the scenes just waiting to see the light of day. All in good time!
The drive from San Francisco to Yosemite is a good one; the landscape twists and turns and climbs until it bears absolutely no resemblance to the coastal city you left behind just a few hours earlier. As you draw closer to the National Park the road demands all your concentration as it slides along precipices and hides in tunnels of tall trees. It was very sad to see so much fire damage in what should have been a lush and thriving environment. Happily the majority of the National Park itself seemed to have survived the worst of the fires relatively unscathed.
With just a couple of days to explore, we had only a brief glimpse of this dramatic place and I have just a handful of photographs to show for the visit. However, like so many places in the States it gets under your skin. Thanks to Hollywood you feel like you’ve been there before and there’s an intoxicating “wild-west” romance about the whole place. One minute you’re Ansel Adams, the next you’re John Wayne and all the while you have one eye on the look out for hungry bears!
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