What can I say about Yosemite National Park that hasn’t been written or said before? With names like John Muir and Ansel Adams championing the park, it is easy to understand why Yosemite is something special. Muir fell in love with Yosemite’s beauty and worked tirelessly to ultimately bring National Park status to it. Adams popularized Yosemite with his stunning and surreal photos displaying the majesty of the park.
Every time I visit Yosemite, I marvel at its natural beauty from El Capitan to Half Dome and everywhere in between. Just walking in the same place where Muir and Adams may have walked is inspiring. My favorite thing to do there is to get up before dawn before all of the people start showing up and watch as Yosemite Valley begins to light up as the sun begins to rise showing its full splendor. This image was taken during one of these times.