Richard Man – Photography and Calligraphy

October 2, 2009

Because I Was There, Photographing At Yosemite

Filed under: photography — Tags: , , , — richard @ 1:52 am

As I was carrying two cameras hiking down the Panoramic Trail in Yosemite, one of the oft-heard comments was “you can’t take bad pictures at Yosemite.” A couple times, I jokingly replied, “yes, but I can try!” In all seriousness, while taking bad pictures is hard at Yosemite, how does one convene the scale and immensity of Yosemite? Besides, Yosemite has been photographed by everyone from Ansel Adam to a grandmother with a Kodak Max. It is almost discouraging to raise the camera to your eyes, and then think, “Why bother? This shot probably has been done before.”

In the end, you take photographs for your own enjoyment. The world through your eyes. So in the vein, here’s my images of the Panoramic Trail, ending with a few pictures from the Tuolomne Grove. Enjoy.

and the earlier color photos at:


1 Comment »

  1. Ansel Adams said he never tired of photographic Yosemite because it was always changing. You Can’t take the same pictures he did or even grandma, because the light will be different, a tree will bend a different way…
    By the way, what you caught was gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Lisa Harrigan — October 2, 2009 @ 5:04 am

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