Recent rains have sent torrents of water pouring through creeks and streams. The downpour flooded Uvas Canyon Park where I had been planning a trip to see the waterfalls. Luckily a friend called and asked if I wanted to take a trip to see the snow-covered landscapes of Yosemite National Park. Packing a couple of lenses, spare batteries, my full frame Eos 5D MK III and some thermal underwear I headed to the winter landscape.
The rains that had caused flooding in the San Joaquin flooding left Yosemite under a blanket of snow. Trees were frosted with a dusting of snow and ice as we wound our way through the Yosemite Valley floor.
We made a few stops to photograph the Merced River with banks covered in snow and ice. Half Dome gleamed with a crust of snow around the edges and water falls surged with the power from abundant rainfall and melting snow. A snow covered meadow glowed eerily with steam illuminated by the setting sun.
We stayed only a few hours, leaving before sunset iced over the wet roads. it was beautiful trip to see the winter landscape of Yosemite in all its splendor.