Last week I had the opportunity to take a quick two day trip down to the Eastern Sierra and then up and over Tioga Pass to Yosemite National Park. The fall colors in the Eastern Sierra were unbelievable. I spent most of my afternoon shooting around the June Lake Loop area.

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"June Lake Loop"

"Silver Lake"

For the late afternoon and sunset I made my way over to Mono Lake to photograph the amazing tufa formations that grace the area.


"Mono Lake Tufas"

After camping that evening at the base of Tioga Pass, I woke up early (4:00am) and drove into Yosemite National Park to photograph the sunrise over El Capitan and the Merced River. As much as Yosemite has been photographed over the years, it's easy to see why. Everywhere you look in the valley is one amazing shot after another. As the sun made it's way higher in the sky, I took a break and grabbed some breakfast.

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"Reflections of El Cap"

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"Cathedral Spires"

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"El Cap"

I spent the rest of the day hiking on the Mist Trail. The waterfalls (Vernal and Nevada Falls) were really cranking from all the recent rain and snow. As I reached the top of the Mist Trail I realized that it was only noon. "Why not continue up to the top of Half Dome?," I thought. So I did. I still had a lot of hiking to do, so I put my camera away and headed for the top. The view did not disappoint. I must say it was probably one of the best hikes I've ever been on.

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"Vernal Falls"

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Mossbrae Falls, Dunsmuir, CA

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I finally had time to go through and process some photos I took at Mossbrae Falls up in Northern California about a month ago. The falls flow out of a hillside and are fed by a natural spring. Because of this, they flow year round. The atmosphere and location of the falls is absolutely unbelievable. Another wonderful thing about the waterfalls is that they aren't advertised. Many locals in the area know about the falls but you won't find directions to them in any tourist pamphlet.

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