Sometimes it takes researching one small subject to really discover how huge the interwebs really are. Just Yosemite. Not all national parks or all of California or all landscape photography. Just Yosemite. It’s massive, the subject, the amount that has been written, and the number of photographs. There are a few resources though that have really stood out and I would like to share them with you here:
1. The photography and Yosemite Unseen blog by QT Luong. Here I found some of the best images of Yosemite (and that really is saying something when you are compared with the likes of Ansel Adams) as well as great write ups of specific locations, like the Diving Board, that include not only “how to” type information but also well written anecdotes of his experience.
2. Gary Hart’s Eloquent Images – simply stunning, inspiring, and educational. I aspire to make images like these and Gary gives quite a bit of information on how exactly I might do that. I really want to take one of his workshops. Can’t do it this time though. Ray, my partner, already thinks I love Canon more than him and he’s worried he will have to take care of the dogs (who are not allowed on the trails at Yosemite) while I photograph.
3. The Yosemite Park blog – who knows better than the park rangers?
4. Ansel Adams Interactive from the New York Times. This one was a real treat to come across.
Ok, I am going to limit it to that for today. I dont want to overwhelm you with more information than you can get through in a day. Sometimes you have to know when to stop finding resources and when to start using the resources.
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