Half Dome and El Capitan, winter, Yosemite NP, CA, USA

Half Dome and El Capitan as a snowstorm cleared last week

Last week’s storms seemed like early Christmas presents. We need lots of rain and snow to bring us out of our prolonged drought, so any precipitation is a gift. And for me, seeing snow fall in Yosemite Valley, and being able to photograph two clearing storms, made it even more special.

As we approach the holidays, I’m very grateful to live here and do what I do, and to be able to share those experiences with all of you. To those who celebrate the day, Claudia and I wish you a very Merry Christmas! We hope you have a wonderful holiday, full of peace, joy, the love of family and friends, and special moments to remember.

— 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: 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.