in 2013 I happened to be at Yosemite when Tioga Pass opened for the season, so I headed up to explore. this is a vernal pond of melt water off the road that I was really taken with.
Every visit to Yosemite I’d tell myself I needed to shoot a good image of the chapel, and every trip I’d leave and then realize I’d forgotten again. So this trip I did.
Overall, I really like this shot. When you see this building in photos it can be quite charming. In person, it is actually quite plain and unremarkable, so the trick is finding lighting or angles to help show it off as well as you can.
And, of course, do it around the groups of tourists wandering around and trying to take their own snapshots.
A post-christmas trip to Yosemite, with winter weather. Another shot of this location from tunnel view. This is one of my favorite locations in the park, and one I never tire of finding interesting ways to photograph.