On Wednesday I’ll be starting my 10th Hidden Yosemite workshop. I always enjoy this class because we can do some hiking, get away from the crowds, and go to some of my favorite locations in the high country. It’s such a pleasure to feel the crisp, cool air, and see the intense light. And, of course, the area is wonderfully photogenic.
Here’s a collection of some of my favorite photographs from the high mountains in and near Yosemite. If you’ve been to this area before, I hope these images bring back some good memories. If you haven’t been there, then maybe these will inspire you to go.
I’m looking forward to a great week!
— Michael Frye
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Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He is the author or principal photographer of The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite, Yosemite Meditations, Yosemite Meditations for Women, Yosemite Meditations for Adventurers, and Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters. He has also written three eBooks: Light & Land: Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom, Exposure for Outdoor Photography, and Landscapes in Lightroom 5: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide. Michael has written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography, and his images have been published in over thirty countries around the world. Michael has lived either in or near Yosemite National Park since 1983, currently residing just outside the park in Mariposa, California.
Simply exquisite … one and all. Wish I were there.
Those are beautiful Michael. I’d like to make it to some of the “easier” locations to reach. I did make it to May Lake last year.
Thank you John! Some of the locations of these photos are close to the road, like Tenaya Lake and Tuolumne Meadows.
Great shots, but maybe a safe bet you won’t see any snow this trip. One of these years I would like to poke around off the valley floor to places off the beaten path.
Well actually Aram, Tioga Pass closed briefly a few days ago because of snow – go figure! Saw some recent snow on top of Mt. Dana today. But from the forecast, I think you’re right. 🙂
I remember one of the pics from the workshop 2 years ago! Great memories and one of best workshops I have ever attended. I would consider returning again someday. For newbies, I would highly recommend this workshop not only for the locale, but the great teaching by Michael! Thank you for the instruction and inspiration!
Thanks Karl, and I’m glad you have good memories of the workshop – me too!
Wish I could be there! I have been there, but briefly. However, these photos still bring back memories, as I recall enjoying reading your post describing your experiences as you were in the field. I had that same sense while looking at your portfolio in the recent issue of Photograph from Craft & Vision.
Thanks very much Vivienne!