The forecast calls for possible showers later this week, so I'm hoping for some more interesting weather!
Monday, January 19, 2009
We've had a long spell of dry weather. You can find old snow in shaded areas, but nothing very photogenic. The good news is that warm temperatures have increased the flow in the waterfalls. While nothing like April or May, Yosemite Falls has a decent flow now, and much better light than in spring. The upper fall (right) gets early morning sunlight, and you can see rainbows near Cook's Meadow (location 12 in my Photographer's Guide to Yosemite book) around 8 a.m. Half Dome and El Capitan also get their best light in winter. Try Cook's Meadow and Sentinel Bridge (location 11) for Half Dome, and Valley View (5) and Cathedral Beach (9) for El Capitan. Half Dome is best from late afternoon until sunset. El Capitan can be good in either morning or evening.
Posted by Michael Frye at 9:38 AM