• Half Dome with Alpenglow

    Half Dome with Alpenglow

    I spent last weekend in the Eastern Sierra enjoying fall colors. It was a very delightful, although windy and cold, trip. Late Sunday afternoon, while I stopped at the gas station in Lee Vining, a few snowflakes started falling down. A storm system was moving into the Sierra. Since I didn’t want to cross 120 during a […]


  • Glowing Horsetail Fall

    El Capitan with Horsetail Fall

    Each February, a small seasonal waterfall on the east side of Yosemite’s El Capitan brings on a show: the setting sun illuminates Horsetail Fall. When looked at it from the eastern side, this backlit waterfall glows intensely for a few minutes before dusk. It is something beautiful to see. Some call this effect the natural […]


  • Starry Christmas Night in Yosemite

    Yosemite Valley with Startrail

    In the last 10 days, Yosemite and the entire Sierra Nevada received ample amounts of precipitation. Having some free time on hand, we decided to make a short trip to Yosemite National Park to experience what we haven’t been able to see in the last few years: Yosemite with plenty of snow! When we arrived […]


  • It was snowing in Yosemite.

    It's snowing , Ahwahnee Meadow, Yosemite National Park

    We had reserved a cabin in Yosemite’s Curry Village several months ago without knowing what weather to expect. Late November is kind of in between seasons, a bit late for fall colors and a bit early for a snow covered winter landscape. While preparing for last weekend’s trip, we obviously checked the weather forecast and were […]


  • Black and White Favorites from the Past

    Space Shuttle Endeavour over SF with Golden Gate Bridge

    When I was asked to join the black&white photo challenge, I immediately knew that I did not want to use already published images. So I either selected unpublished work or created new work.  But during this process I thought it would be nice to highlight some of previously published oldies as well. So here we go. […]


  • 5 Days of Black and White Photo Challenge

    Half Dome with rising moon

    A while ago, my friend Regis challenged me to take part of the Five Day Black and White Photo Challenge. The aim is to post a new b/w image for five consecutive days and invite someone each day to join the quest. I have posted the images on social media, but thought it would be nice to […]


  • Supermoon at Tenaya Lake

    Supermoon setting over Tenaya Lake

    This year’s supermoon coincided with a trip to Yosemite. Obviously I couldn’t leave my favorite park without trying to capture this event. You might ask, “what is a supermoon”? The distance between the earth and the moon varies over the year. When the full moon is the closest to earth, the moon appears bigger and […]


  • Yosemite Falls at Night

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    These two pictures were made last weekend in Yosemite National Park, just two days before full moon. Since the moon was already big and high up in the sky, it nicely illuminated Yosemite Falls and the rock face. But we were not alone out shooting. Some other photographers were doing some light painting in red/orange […]


  • An evening at Glacier Point

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    A few weeks ago, we spent a weekend in Yosemite. In the morning we enjoyed the Fall Colors in the Yosemite Valley I talked about in a previous post (link), later in the day, we headed up to Glacier Point to enjoy the sunset. While the sun was setting, I noticed a patch of light on a […]


  • Yosemite Valley Fall Colors

    Yosemite Valley chapel with fall colors

    Early November is fall color season in Yosemite National Park. Since last year’s winter was very dry, most waterfalls have dried up and the rivers are running very low. Maybe that’s the reason this beautiful park is not crowded anymore. Now is a great time to visit! I was in Yosemite about the same time last year […]


  • Yosemite Falls Moonbow, take 2

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    One month ago, I tried to photograph the moonbow on Yosemite Falls. I wasn’t that happy with the pictures taken from the far end of Cooks Meadow. This Saturday was perigee moon, aka supermoon. This is when the moon’s orbit is closest to earth and the moon is bigger and much brighter. At the same time, the […]


  • Yosemite Falls Moonbow

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    Last weekend was full moon and I happened to be in Yosemite. Luckily, the sky was clear and the waterfalls roaring. Everything was set for a nice moonbow show. So what is a moonbow? A moonbow is a rainbow lit by the light of the moon instead of the sun. Sometimes it is also called lunar […]


  • Merced River with El Capitan and its Reflection

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    We spent last weekend in Yosemite enjoying the fall colors. While walking along Merced River, I discovered this spot with El Capitan and a nice reflection. Initially, I walked a bit further and discovered a lot of photographers on the other side of the Merced River taking in the scenery from Valley View. That’s not […]


  • Half Dome and Elm at Sunrise

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    Right now in late October is a good time to make sunrise pictures. The light is beautiful and sunrise is rather late in the morning. For a while now, I was looking forward to photograph the famous Elm tree in Yosemite’s Cook’s Meadow backlit by the rising sun. As it turned out, I was not […]


  • Yosemite – A different sunset

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    Sunset pictures of Yosemite usually include some of the typical features such as Half Dome or El Capitan. I have a few of those too and love them! Sunday, on the way back from Tuolumne Meadows, the sun was setting and we got glimpse here and there showing how the sky turned. And there was […]