A Day on Palomar Mountain

It is nice that the storm track is bringing wet weather to California. It is also bringing great conditions for photography. Last week, I took advantage of this and headed up to Palomar Mountains. Fog was forecast for the morning, but I got a late start and missed the morning fog. I decided to take the opportunity to explore a new area and experiment with compositions. Later in the day I returned to this location. The clouds had lowered onto the mountain top. Here are two shots I got from this location at the end day.

Forest Blues
Gnarly Tree

I also experimented with ICM (Intentional Camera Movement).

Splash in the Forest

Autumn Meets Winter in Yosemite

While I was traveling in the eastern Sierra and southern Utah, I developed a strong desire to visit Yosemite Valley in autumn. I initially put it in my mind to do this the following fall season. When I saw a storm system heading to the Sierra with possible snow in Yosemite Valley, I made a last-minute choice to visit this year.

On my first morning in the park, I started the day at Tunnel View. It was a great morning with the storm clearing out mixed with some brief, lingering showers.

Clearing Storm No. 1
Cottonwood Rain No. 2
Peak in Clouds
The Young One
Christmas Presence
Rock in the Forest
Frosted Ferns

To see the full collection from Yosemite Valley, click here.