Roaring Waterfalls in Yosemite
By John P. DeGrazio
The waterfalls have returned to Yosemite National Park. Recent storms have soaked the Sierra and rivers like the Merced and Tuolumne are once again beginning to sing. A recent hike along the John Muir Trail leaving yosemite Valley revealed at least a temporary increase in the decibel level at Vernal and Nevada Falls. The trail was as crowded as can be expected on a holiday, but we still managed to escape for some solitude in some of our secret locations where the roar of the falls were the only voices we heard.
Photographing with a camera phone was once frowned upon as a lazy way out of making an image. With advancing technology, these phones are becoming more integral in everyday “outdoor” life. I am currently using the iPhone 5 with an 8 megapixel camera, and will share the world of Yosemite through my phone.