My Hidden Yosemite workshop with The Ansel Adams Gallery ended Sunday evening, and since then I’ve been catching up on work – and sleep! The days are long this time of year, which meant early starts and late evenings during the workshop, but it was all worth it, and we had a wonderful time.
We saw lots of clouds, both before, during, and after the workshop, which made the photography more interesting – though we also had to dodge some rain at times. Just part of the adventure. 🙂 There has actually been a lot of rain in the high country this summer, which has kept the creeks flowing, and the small ponds and tarns full. In many years these ponds would be drying out and showing unattractive bathtub rings by this point in the season, but this year they’re still full and photogenic. We took advantage of this Saturday evening when photographing a spectacular sunset in an alpine basin. Winds made a nearby lake rough and choppy, but we found a smaller pond that was calmer, and provided great reflections of the colorful clouds. I put one of these sunset images at the top of this post; you’ll find more photographs from the workshop below, and that’s just a sampling, so I’m sure I’ll post more soon.
— 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.