Yosemite Instagram Week in Review: Photos From an iPhone 8.4-8.10.13

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By John P. DeGrazio

Half Dome is the focus of many Yosemite visitors. It dominates the landscape and many want to reach its summit. Photographers flock to vantage points where they can share their interpretation of the Yosemite experience. I feel very fortunate every time I am able to summit this peak and love to let it captivate me wherever I am in Yosemite.

courtesy of http://instagram.com/yexplore 

All photos taken on an iPhone 5

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.

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Yosemite Instagram Week in Review: Photos From an iPhone 7.22-8.3.13

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Jeffrey Pine and Clark Range by John P. DeGrazio

Clouds and Smoke in Yosemite

By John P. DeGrazio

Clear blue skies are ideal for those planning a hike in Yosemite National Park, but they are an overrated phenomena for nature photographers. Nothing adds drama to a landscape image like richly textured clouds. Capturing that texture is another challenge altogether. Another issue photographers are currently having is dealing with smoke from summer wildfires. The Aspen Fire is a 20,00o acre fire burning outside of Yosemite National Park in the Sierra National Forest. Reports indicate that it is now 65% contained, but the smoke continues to be an issue for Yosemite visitors. The smoke can sometimes enhance images like the one taken of Tuolumne Meadows at sunrise but it can also limit views. This week’s featured Instagram photo is of a Jeffrey Pine on top of Sentinel Dome during a recent Sierra storm. I took this image from this vantage point to emulate this Ansel Adams photo taken in 1940 (Jeffrey Pine, Sentinel Dome). Adams framed Mt. Hoffman in his image while I chose to frame the Clark Range with a loose interpretation. Unfortunately, the pine made famous by Adams fell a decade ago. Several pines remain on top of Sentinel Dome, but none are yet as impressive as the twisted relic in Adams’ shot.

courtesy of http://instagram.com/yexplore 

All photos taken on an iPhone 5

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.

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Yosemite Instagram Week in Review: Photos From an iPhone 7.15-7.21.13

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Mt. Conness Beneath the Clouds by John P. DeGrazio

Rock Videos Filmed in Yosemite

By John P. DeGrazio

courtesy of http://instagram.com/yexplore 

All photos taken on an iPhone 5

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.

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Yosemite Instagram Week in Review: Photos From an iPhone 7.07-7.14.13

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Half Dome and White Clouds by John P. DeGrazio

Yosemite Rocks and Falls

By John P. DeGrazio

courtesy of http://instagram.com/yexplore 

All photos taken on an iPhone 5

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.

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Yosemite Instagram Week in Review: Photos From an iPhone 5.26-6.01.13

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Early Morning at Hetch Hetchy by John P. DeGrazio

By John P. DeGrazio

courtesy of http://instagram.com/yexplore 

All photos taken on an iPhone 5

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.

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Yosemite Instagram Week in Review: Photos From an iPhone 5.05-5.11

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Not quite John Muir’s Hetch Hetchy by John P. DeGrazio

 

By John P. DeGrazio

courtesy of http://instagram.com/yexplore (if you’d like to follow)

All photos taken on an iPhone 5

John Denver may have been full of something, but John Muir definitely knew what he was talking about.

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Yosemite Instagram Week in Review: Photos From an iPhone 4.21-5.04

Dogwoods in Bloom

By John P. DeGrazio

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All photos taken on an iPhone 5

Merced River Dogwoods by John P. DeGrazio
Merced River Dogwoods by John P. DeGrazio

Since we didn’t update last week in anticipation of this new site, here is a bonus double issue style Instagram update:

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