It was snowing in Yosemite.

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 pleased to see a storm system arriving Sunday afternoon. We were looking forward to the cloudy sky, but not necessarily to the rain.

I was out shooting Sunday’s sunrise and the early hours of the day and saw the clouds moving in pretty fast. Well, the system arrived a bit earlier than predicted. In no time, the sky was covered and the sun gone for the day. An hour or two later, it started to rain and eventually snow. Yeah, snow! This was my first snow for the season and I haven’t been in snowy condition in Yosemite in a few years. Although it was cold in the Valley, I had expected it would just rain on the Valley floor. But not only did it snow, but the snow started to accumulate! Yeah, this was very exciting!

Here is a collection of photos I took during this early snowfall. Since original captures didn’t have a lot of colors, I elected to process them as monochromatic images with a little sepia toning.

Hope you enjoy them as I do!

It's snowing, Ahwahnee Meadow, Yosemite National Park
It’s snowing, Ahwahnee Meadow, Yosemite National Park

 

Early Snow at El Capitan Meadows #1, Yosemite National Park
Early Snow at El Capitan Meadows #1, Yosemite National Park

 

Early Snow at El Capitan Meadows #2, Yosemite National Park
Early Snow at El Capitan Meadows #2, Yosemite National Park

 

Cathedral Spires in the Fog, Yosemite National Park
Cathedral Spires in the Fog, Yosemite National Park

 

El Capitan with Fog, Yosemite National Park
El Capitan with Fog, Yosemite National Park

 

Merced River with El Capitan, Yosemite National Park
Merced River with El Capitan, Yosemite National Park





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