Driving up from the south, a windy, forested road leads you into Yosemite National Park. After driving many miles a long tunnel, its rough rock walls exposed in the haunting lights, eventually opens its mouth and drops you on the other side of the mountain. Ahead lies Yosemite Valley- one of the most stunning views you'll ever see. Ansel Adam's photo " Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View" is nearly the same angle, and thanks to the protection of these parks, the view remains much the same today as it was then. El Capitan rises up to the left, Half Dome is in the distance and one of Yosemite's Falls is to the right of the frame. The waterfalls are still flowing (for now) despite the drought- and they are beautiful. These images were taken on a vintage Bronica Medium Format camera, early May 2015.
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