Like so many magnificent locations,
Yosemite's character changes as the seasons change.
With the park creeping towards its winter hibernation, the fall
colors come and go quickly, usually in just over a week or two.
The ferns turn to gold and the many varieties of shrubs and trees in
Yosemite Canyon begin to turn as well. The slow moving Merced
River reflects the color upward and the cold hard tones of the
park's granite monoliths seem to warm up. There is some red,
and yellow, and orange, but its the gold tones along the river that
really beg to be photographed.
We spend most of our time down along the Merced River or on the
canyon floor looking for the right reflections, the right color, and
the right composition to capture the perfect autumn image. You
should have polarizing filters for all your landscape lenses on this
We meet in Oakhurst on Hwy 41 at 7:30am and travel up to Yosemite
Valley. We stop and shoot the sequoias of the Mariposa Grove
first, then move on to Yosemite Canyon. We stop for lunch
There is also a Twilight/Star Fields safari in Yosemite tonight.
If you do both there is a 30% discount on each safari.
Merced River Landscape