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Tips for Photographing Yosemite in Winter

Unquestionably, my favorite time of the year to visit Yosemite is in the winter, especially after a recent dusting of snow. There is just something magical about the way light glistens off the granite walls […]

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Skiing Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite in winter, especially after a fresh snow fall, is a beautiful sight to be seen. With a new found hobby in backcountry skiing and a record snowfall in Yosemite, I thought it would be […]

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Star Chasing: Shooting the Milky Way Over Yosemite

Milky way over Tunnel View taken around 3:00am. You can see the core way over, with a seasonal waterfall flowing directly below Ever since my first visit to Eagle Peak, I’ve longed to return to […]

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Visiting the Matterhorn of the Rockies: Mount Assiniboine Provisional Park

Admittedly, I did not know much about Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park prior to this trip. Sure, I had seen images of the famed Assiniboine Mountain, but beyond that I never thought much more about it. […]

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9 Tips for Photographing Yosemite’s Fire Fall

The famed Yosemite Fire Fall – To Purchase a Copy Click HERE! EDITOR’S NOTE – This year (2018) Yosemite has instituted a parking permit requirement for those who wish to park closer to the prime […]

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Winter Photography: Tips for Traveling and Shooting in Cold Winter Conditions

            The thought of hiking and camping in the snow leaves many rushing for warmer activities. Normally, the biting cold and increased challenges that come with being outdoors during the winter have left only the […]

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Epic Yosemite Backpacking: Toulumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley via Cathedral Lakes, Clouds Rest and Half Dome

After my many trips to Yosemite National Park, the one thing that was left on the bucket list, so to speak, was to hike from the high country of Toulumne Meadows all the way down […]

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Chasing the Fire: Photographing Yosemite’s Famed Fire Falls

Back in December 2015, I was perusing the usual photography forums I frequent (www.fredmiranda.com, www.photography-on-the.net) and noticed a post called “It’s almost that time…” Intrigued, I clicked on to see what it was almost time […]

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The Best Free Camping Locations in Big Sur, California

Ever since my first trip down the California coastline via the Pacific Coast Highway and through Big Sur, I’ve been longing to return for a proper visit. In an effort to find free campsites off […]

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Pacific Coast Highway

The first time I visited California, I joined along my friend’s band on a small tour down the coast. We drove from Santa Cruz to Huntington Beach, and as this was my first time in […]