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Yosemite Falls

 

Yosemite National Park has to be one of the most beautiful parks in the US. Everywhere you look, there is another breathtaking scene or something majestic to look at. The weather changes by the minute, going from hot and steamy to cool and foggy to cloudy and rainy and back to cold and snowy. Photographing this park was so wonderful for me that I had to go back just 5 months after my first visit. The photos I’ve shared are just a few of the thousands that I took. This one is a view of Yosemite Falls that thousands of people see each day when visiting Yosemite.The falls are flowing more than normal because of the huge amount of snow they got this winter. So I was fortunate to see all of the waterfalls when the water was really gushing!

Sharing the beauty of the world, one photo at a time.

Sunrise at Dawes Arboretum

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“Everything starts with a sunrise, but it’s what we do before it sets that matters” – K. McGraw.

I went with a group of photographers from Central Ohio Photographic Society (COPS) and my friend Joan Garrett to Dawes Arboretum arriving at 6:45am on Saturday 4/2.  Several of us started at Dawes Lake, and although it was freezing cold and the morning color wasn’t spectacular, it was photo worthy and we did get a few shots of sunrise.  By the time we finished at Dawes Lake and moved on to the Japanese Garden, I couldn’t feel my fingers.  But I love being out in nature and observing the beautiful spring flowers and blooming trees.

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I loved the way the sun was shining through the tree at Dawes Lake and the sunburst it created.

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Another view of the same tree at sunrise with Dawes Lake and a bridge in the background.

Moving on to the Japanese Garden, it started to warm up a bit, but it was still very cold.  Joan and I had the garden to ourselves for a while – it was beautiful, quiet and peaceful.

 

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