It’s not hard to imagine why Ansel Adams loved photographing Yosmite National Park. Of all the National Parks I’ve visited, it is easily the most photogenic making little Ansels out of any fanny pack rocking tourist with a point and shoot.
I took these three images on three separate days at three different times of day at Lookout Point, a stop on the main road into Yosemite Valley. The first picture was taken on a clear morning, the second on a cloudy afternoon and the final during a picturesque sunset.
The way the sun lights the mountains in the final photograph is, at least to me, divine. Ansel said it best himself when he remarked, “Sometimes I get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.”