@fellers_photos here again! The night before pushing for the summit of Half Dome can bring on varying emotions. Throughout the last few days, Half Dome has been lingering in view, consistently getting closer, growing in magnitude. Now, the cable route is literally staring down at us while in camp. As a guide, I have a very important role in instilling confidence and putting everyone at ease. This trip was my tenth time on the cable route. I know the risks, I know how to set others up for success, I know what to look out for, and I know that the folks with me are all capable of getting to the top. End of Day 3.
Sunlight slowly moved across the sleepy valley, opening the curtain to a new day. Melting frost glistened as the meadow burst into a symphony of color. Limitless adventures lay on the open path ahead.
One huge learning curve for beginner backpackers is making a menu for personal trips. It’s difficult to find foods that are nutritious, tasty, lightweight, and calorically dense. One of these foods that is a backpacker’s delight is bacon. As you can see, @depude84 is just as excited as I am when the bacon gets brought out!
This photo was taken on a hike to the Lower Yosemite Fall, which is an easy, scenic hike.
We used this hike as a sort of warm up after breakfast before going on to hike to the Vernal Falls Footbridge and up to Vernal Falls.
We tend to eat breakfast and dinner as actual meals, but snack on lighter items like trail mix, apple crisps, and beef jerky throughout the day to substitute lunch.
What can I say? We're impatient to see everything the world has to offer!
I have spent more time trying to edit this shot than I spent actually taking it 😂😂😂. Any constructive criticism would be appreciated, my first time trying to stack a star trail shot like this.
16-35 GM 2.8
80 shots for the sky at 30 seconds
4 shots for the foreground at 150 seconds
I normally don’t get much of an opportunity to see Yosemite at night but this particular weekend we made it a point to do something every single night. On this particular night it took quite a bit of discipline to do because @charliethompson and I were so wiped out from the weekend already that we almost called it a night and just went back to camp. However we noticed in the afternoon how still the water was in the Merced river and thought the chance of some starlight reflection was pretty high. Sometimes you just have to push yourself and on a night like this there can sometimes be a huge payoff! Seeing this is person blew my mind 🤯. If you have a similar story I would love to hear about it in the comments below!
@sonyalpha A7riii with @sigmaphoto 14mm 1.8 Art // ISO 6400 // F1.8 // 14mm // 30sec