Beautiful Fine Art Photography Prints of Yosemite Valley
The Yosemite Valley Photography Gallery where you can view and purchase limited edition pictures of the lovely Yosemite Valley. These photos include close and distant view of this majestic valley with the numerous waterfalls, stunning rock walls and the Merced River. Yosemite Valley offers scenic views that change with the seasons can see in the photography here. This is a small collection of my growing files on the iconic place.
Where to Photograph Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley is a stunning location for photography, with its towering granite cliffs, rushing waterfalls, and serene meadows. Here are some of the best photography locations in Yosemite Valley:
Tunnel View: This iconic viewpoint offers a stunning panorama of Yosemite Valley, with El Capitan and Half Dome towering over the valley floor.
Valley View: This is another popular spot for photography, with the Merced River flowing through the valley and reflecting the towering cliffs above.
Cook's Meadow: This serene meadow offers a stunning view of Half Dome and the surrounding peaks, with wildflowers blooming in the spring and early summer.
Glacier Point: While not in the valley itself, Glacier Point offers a panoramic view of Yosemite Valley from above, with stunning views of Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and the surrounding peaks.
Mirror Lake: This tranquil lake offers stunning reflections of Half Dome, especially in the early morning and late afternoon light.
Yosemite Falls: This iconic waterfall is a must-see for any visitor to Yosemite, and offers countless opportunities for photography.
El Capitan Meadow: This peaceful meadow offers a stunning view of El Capitan, the largest granite monolith in the world.
Sentinel Bridge: This picturesque bridge offers a stunning view of Half Dome and Yosemite Falls, especially at sunset.
Overall, Yosemite Valley offers countless opportunities for stunning photography, and these locations are just a few of the many options available.
About Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley is on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, 150 miles (240 km) due east of San Francisco. It stretches for 7.5 miles (12 km) in a roughly east–west direction, with an average width of about 1 mile (1.6 km). Yosemite Valley represents only one percent of the park area, but this is where most visitors arrive and stay. More than half a dozen creeks tumble from hanging valleys at the top of granite cliffs that can rise 3000–3500 feet (914–1067 m) above the valley floor, which itself is 4000 ft (1219 m) above sea level. These streams combine into the Merced River, which flows out from the western end of the valley, down the rest of its canyon to the San Joaquin Valley. The flat floor of Yosemite Valley holds both forest and large open meadows, which have views of the surrounding crests and waterfalls.